The Radium Girls: Discussion Thread #2

We’re reading The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. If you have your hands on a copy, this week we wanted to read up to the end of Chapter 13.. If you haven’t been able to grab a copy, don’t worry, you can catch up later.

For next week, try to read up to the end of Chapter 20, which is the first chapter of part two.

This week, we started to see the deadly consequences of radium on the unsuspecting women who worked with it. We saw some of the denials, and the deliberate cover-ups, and the heroic women and their problem-solving dentists who fought to get these occupational diseases handled.

How did you feel about these chapters? How do you feel about the book so far?