Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Kate Moore - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of Radium Girls:

All about the Radium Dial Painters, the devastating consequences of their jobs, and the industrial safety standards created because of them.

My favorite Kate Moore quote from the book:

"Radium had been known to be harmful since 1901. Every death since was unnecessary."

Questions to ponder while reading Radium Girls:

How much responsibility does a company have toward its workers?
When should the government step in?

My review of the book:

The story is tragic.

I am saddened by how many organizations failed these women.

Engrossing stories and solid research.

I wonder if something like this could happen again?


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