• 2018-2019 Season,  Radium Girls

    Discover Elements of the Radium Girls in Your Life

    Elements by Pollyanna Eyler, BYU Radium Girls dramaturg   Last year, when I began reading about and researching the plight of the Radium Girls this scripture came to mind, “And now behold, I … do not desire to harrow up the souls of men in casting before them such an awful scene of blood and carnage as was laid before mine eyes … ” (Mormon 5:8). I wondered what a dramaturg could do to counteract such circumstances? The rest of the verse answered my question, “… but I, knowing that these things must surely be made known, and that all things which are hid must be revealed upon the house-tops—” (Mormon 5:8). So, I’m shouting what I learned about U.S.…

  • 2018-2019 Season,  Radium Girls

    Discover Solutions to Radium Girls Study Guide

    Answers by Pollyanna Eyler, BYU Radium Girls dramaturg Page 10 – Radium Shopping List The discovery of Radium in 1898 soon led to scientific advances in medicine. Radium was proven to reduce cancerous tumors and therefore considered not only safe, but healthy! Industry ingeniously jumped on the bandwagon promoting products across the spectrum, such as “Radium Hand Cleaner – takes off everything but the skin.” If you guessed that all of the products on the Radium Shopping List could be found with added radium, you’re correct! Products with added radium.  Bottled Water, “Radithor” Radium Brand Creamy Butter Schokolade, Radium German Chocolate Degnen’s Radio-Active Heating Pad Doramad Radioactive Toothpaste Crème Activa Face Cream…