"Tho-radia powder, based on radium
, according to the formula of Dr Alfred Curie". Radium (ˈreɪdiəm is a radioactive Chemical element which has the symbol Ra and Atomic number 88 Thorium (ˈθɔːriəm is a Chemical element with the symbol Th and Atomic number 90
Radioactive quackery refers to various products sold during the early 20th century, after the discovery of radioactivity, which promised radioactivity as a cure for various ills. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Radioactive decay is the process in which an unstable Atomic nucleus loses energy by emitting ionizing particles and Radiation. It is now well known that radioactivity can actually be harmful and cause various forms of cancer, among other things.
- Radithor, a solution of radium salts claimed to have curative properties (the industrialist Eben Byers was poisoned by it)
- Many brands of toothpaste were laced with radium that was claimed to make teeth shine whiter
- Bath waters were advertised as being "highly radioactive"
- "Radioactive pens"
- Revigator pots, which added radon to drinking water
External links Radithor was a well known Patent medicine / Snake oil that is possibly the best known example of Radioactive quackery. Radium (ˈreɪdiəm is a radioactive Chemical element which has the symbol Ra and Atomic number 88 A salt, in Chemistry, is defined as the product formed from the neutralisation reaction of Acids and bases. Eben McBurney Byers ( April 12, 1880 - March 31, 1932) was a wealthy American Socialite, athlete, and Toothpaste is a Paste or Gel Dentifrice used to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of Teeth. Radon (ˈreɪdɒn is the Chemical element that has the symbol Rn and Atomic number 86 Snake oil is a Traditional Chinese medicine used to treat Joint pain Shoe-fitting Fluoroscopes were X-ray machines installed in Shoe stores from the early 20th century up until about 1960 in the United States by
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