An advertisement for Radium Eclipse Sprayers, a product advertised as using Radium’s radioactive properties as both a pesticide and a furniture cleaner, circa 1910s. The United States Radium factory in Orange, NJ was sued in the 1920s following five female factory employees, dubbed the Radium Girls, contracting radiation sickness.

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    XD Terrifying that this was accepted not a while back!
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    …lol
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    And then came DDT. Now we have hormone disrupting chemicals and GMO’s. Will we ever learn?
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    craziness