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Radium and You

Radior wasn't the only company marketing trace amounts of dangerous radioactive substances:

Thoradia & others packaged radium (and thorium, hence the name) into some astonishing products.

Many of them were beauty aids, creams, lotions, soaps, etc. The most striking ad is this one:



And its many variants:

 
 
  All pics enlarge!

But the best ones are the places you'd least expect radium.  In chocolate, condoms, and knitting wool - seriously.

So we have

CHOCOLATE BARS

CONDOMS

WATER CONDITIONER 


and WOOL.  For knitting your baby a little radium jumper. D:



Of course, you could always make yourself some longjohns too, for skiing.



TOOTHPASTE 

DOSE UP THE FARM ANIMALS TOO! 

Heck, what can't SCIENCE! do for us? (Science is the one that looks A LOT like the wicked stepmother from Snow White)

  See? 
Tags: 1920s, 1930s, clothing, dessert, toiletries
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