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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 1, Episode 2: Deadly Colors
In this episode, Haley and Natali talk colors that can kill and explore the popularity and grim fate of the glamorous, literally luminous Radium Girls.
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Links to research materials:
Sheele’s Green and Paris Green:
- Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present, by Alison Matthews David: https://amzn.to/2YLXYtx
- What Sheele’s Green Looked Like: These Dresses Could–And Did–Literally Kill: https://bust.com/style/195600-when-good-dresses-kill.html
- Arcenic vs. cyanide: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-arsenic-and-cyanide
- The History of Green Dye Is a History of Death, by Jennifer Wright: https://www.racked.com/2017/3/17/14914840/green-dye-history-death
- Scheele’s Green Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheele%27s_Green
- Scheele’s Green, the Color of Fake Foliage and Death: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/05/02/scheeles-green-the-color-of-fake-foliage-and-death/
- Paris Green wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_green
- What Paris Green Looked Like: https://www.thetweedytraveler.com/post/paris-green
- The Arsenic Waltz cartoon from Punch: https://punch.photoshelter.com/image/I0000z2ZBGfpA.f0
- Cadmium Pigments Wikipedia:
- Toxicological Profile for Cadmium https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK158834/
- NY Times Article https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/17/us/paint-use-is-linked-to-artist-s-cancer.html
- Artnet News Article https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ban-on-cadmium-pigments-could-change-art-forever-113493?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzZj2BRDVARIsABs3l9IvY2pgBKTkNOFUdAwFi6CAxF_hNAzJzcgPZla6-B8MHD1RIpz1ZmsaAmU4EALw_wcB
- Wired: The Radium Girls: https://www.wired.com/2011/03/the-radium-girls/
- Wired: Life in the Dark: https://www.wired.com/2011/03/life-in-the-undark/
- Wired: A Dazzle in the Bones: https://www.wired.com/2011/03/a-dazzle-in-the-bones/ (contains legal case info)
- The Forgotten Story of the Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands of Worker’s Lives: https://www.buzzfeed.com/authorkatemoore/the-light-that-does-not-lie (contains legal case info)
- Radium Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium
- Live Science Article https://www.livescience.com/39623-facts-about-radium.html
- Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/radium
- The Messed Up Truth About Radium Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPe81XKS30M
- The Atlantic Article https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/03/radium-girls-kate-moore/515685/
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women