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THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS | The Radium Craze | PBS


http://www.pbs.org/program/mystery-matter/
Premieres Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

After Marie and Pierre Curie’s discovery of radium, the new element’s wondrous ability to glow in the dark inspired a worldwide craze – a rush of radium-laced products that promised to cure everything from impotence to hair loss. What few people realized – and the Curies were reluctant to admit – was the great harm this radioactive element could do.