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December 21, 1898 Marrie Currie and her husband Pierre discovered Radium
April 20, 1902 Marrie and Pierre Isolate Radium
Spring of 1917 70+ women work as radium dial painters
1922 former factory worker grace fryer was the first to experience symptoms such as teeth falling out and developed a painful abscess on her jaw
1925, A report is published that highlights the flaws of the factory
May 18, 1927- FIve women who worked in the factory filed a law suit against U.S. Radium. Each asked for $250,000
1928-The radium girls reached a settlement with U.S. Radium they each received $10,000. $600 given every year they lived. They also covered medical expenses
December 28, 1928- A conference was held by surgeon general hugh Cummings to investigate current conditions and fecomend ways to protect workers.
October 27, 1933- One of the Radium girls dies at the age of 34.
1938- The Food Druc and Cosmetic Act was passed
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