Notes on the video:-Why was the job for women to be dial painters so attractive back then?-Top 5% of female wagers nationally-They felt lucky to be working with this miraculous element, but also made thegirls, themselves gleam and they loved that they would glow from the radiumdust that settled on them during the day in the studio.What did they work with this radium? How did they apply it?●They had them apply the paint to the dials and they were instructed to use ‘lip pointing’which is a technique in which the painters in order to make their painting brushesthinner, they must stick it into their mouth and eventually this radium would be swallowedand digested into their bones and only revealed to be an issue to them years after.●Their bones were honeycombed and moth-eaten, and the doctors discovered that theradium had caused thatHow did the legacy of these women impact problems in today's world like the manhattanproject?
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