Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series - Kate Moore

Kate Moore, Speaker

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Title: The Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore introduces the Radium Girls, the American women from the Roaring Twenties who were poisoned by the radium paint they worked with, and shares their horrifying, courageous and inspiring story. As well as describing the women’s strength and sacrifice, she makes clear their importance to world and science history, and takes our audience behind the scenes on her research for her New York Times bestselling book on the women, sharing anecdotes and memories of how she brought their forgotten story back to life.


About the Speaker: Kate Moore, Author

Kate Moore is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls, which won the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best History, was voted U.S. librarians’ favorite nonfiction book of 2017, and was named a Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018 by the American Library Association. A British writer based in London, Kate writes across a variety of genres and has had multiple titles on the Sunday Times bestseller list. She is passionate about politics, storytelling, and resurrecting forgotten heroes. Visit her at

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