A little more on this story, for those who are interested.Undark and the Radium Girls
The Radium Girls at work, in Ottowa, Illinois:
Another great article on the girls from Wired Magazine:The Radium Girls: Wired Science
Was there anything even close to this type of horror (i.e., people being poisoned by Radium) and subsequent cover-up in other countries at the time?
A little good news in this story is that at least in Illinois, their sacrifices were memorialized last year:Radium Girls Memorial
A documentary on the Radium Girls (102 minutes) is accessible via this link"The Radium Girls of Ottowa, Illinois