radioactive paint

radioactive paint

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′pānt]
(materials)
A luminous paint that gives off light without being activated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lip pointing was a technique in which the dial painters placed their brushes into their mouths to make the brush tip pointed for the fine work, then dipped the brush into the radioactive paint, painted a number on a dial, and then repeated the process.
In her search, she uncovers a century-old romance and the haunting true story of the Radium Girls, young women who used radioactive paint to make the world's first glow-in-the-dark products--and ultimately became lethally radioactive themselves.
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