Radium Spray Liquid Cleaner

From 1909. Can't find much info about this other than the ad itself, so hard to know if it actually had radium in it, or if they were just using the word because it was the buzzword of the day.

via University of Washington Libraries
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 23, 2015
     Category: Hygiene | 1900s

Sure death to flies, lice, cats, dogs, babies, old people...
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/23/15 at 10:08 AM
Yup, that was my 1st thought too, Patty. I'll bet it even made their little bodies glow in the dark so you could find them easily during clean up.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/23/15 at 10:35 AM
I still have some DDT based spray from way back. Works great for outdoor pest control. Anyone have something for wife/kids control ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/23/15 at 03:49 PM
Sounds like an advert for "Brighto."
Posted by KDP on 01/23/15 at 05:05 PM
Given how expensive radium was, it probably didn't have any actual radium in it. Although you never know - glow-in-the-dark watch faces had a trace of it.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 01/24/15 at 11:20 AM
there was an article on PBS recently about early Radium products and the women factory workers. So it probably did have Radium in it. Radium was considered a 'miracle' cure when it was first discovered.
Posted by t s on 01/26/15 at 12:54 PM
On the TV show '1000 Ways To Die' it showed how several women who painted glow paint on watch faces would press the small brushes between their lips to point the tip died of radiation poisoning. Yeah that's what made the paint glow.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/26/15 at 04:30 PM
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