Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The Radium Girls - Kate Moore
I was unaware of how many of this young female workforce died, how quickly it happened and how horribly these poor girls suffered. The doctors at the time I guess knew no better, but the women had a tough time getting appropriate medical help or any support from the management or owners of the company's they worked for.
It would be unbelievable if it was a fictional plot, yet it still felt in parts like I was reading a horror novel. I was dumbfounded at the end to discover that the sites where the factories were are still toxic, but the public still seems vulnerable. 5/5