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What role does religion play in the book?

While religion was not explicitly mentioned in the New Jersey cases, the Ottawa dial-painters were involved with their local church. It was located very close to Radium Dial’s plant, and the women had to travel past it every day on their way to work. Catherine was especially devout. She found strength through her faith to remain grateful for her job despite her health difficulties. Yet, what the women learned about being quiet and obedient from their faith worked against them when they needed to be suspicious and outspoken. They accepted the word of authority figures without question, and it hindered them from digging deeper into Radium Dial’s claims about their safety and their health. When Catherine could no longer kneel to pray because of radium poisoning’s effect on her hips, she was deeply distressed. It was...

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