The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Kate Moore

I was not aware of this part of early 20th century American history until I saw a couple of people reading this book. Looking at the list of people in the book was a bit daunting, but you can easily keep them straight in your head while reading the book. The descriptions of the women's maladies were handled with sensitivity and not too graphic. I like that Ms. Moore added the environment cost associated with the businesses. I think parts of this book (specifically the parts about the lawsuits/verdicts and how they played into the bigger labor movement) should be taught in high schools. 


In looking up to see if the sites were declared superfund sites, is one but the one in Illinois is not.