Soon after discovering of radioactivity at the market the great number of new commodities appeared with magic properties: an ice-cream with radium, tea, lipstick, tooth-paste, creams for hairs, salts for baths, suits, that luminous in darkness…Radhitor is a mean for treatment of stomach, psychical diseases, for renewal of sexual energy… American businessman Bayers, drinking on one bubble in a day during four years, died of shrine of jaw (almost complete destruction of facial bones).
A radioactive chocolate – Germany (1931-1936) with a rejuvenating effect.
German radioactive tooth-paste named Doramad “Its radioactive emition protects teeth and gums. New energy for you, elimination of bacteria in the oral cavity… And also gently bleaches the enamel of teeth”…
Radioactive clocks and watches. Those clocks were first painted with radium paint. Employees used brushes they sharpened by licking the tip. The paint was deadly…
Skin care powder
1950′s toys. Included: many alpha, gamma, and beta sources (radioactive), a geiger counter, governmental guide on “how to prospect for uranium” and many devices to play with radiation.
Not included: any protection against radiation, any warning against possible dangers of radiation.
First models of pacemakers ran on a plutonium battery. Plutonium is also known to be the most poisonous element on earth. And its procession is totally forbidden in America.
Suppositories. Which was considered as “a good idea” at the time.
Condoms. To save on radium costs, condoms were infused in highly concentrated uranium ore, which was less expensive than radium ore.
Radiendocrinator. The radiendocrinator was designed to promote men’s health and virility. It was made of highly concentrated radium (which is very radioactive) and then placed under your testicles. Totally unrelated fact: nowadays, radiation shields are reinforced in this special area. Deadly but classy.