Historical radioactive water label

Historical radioactive water label

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Credit: LAURENT DOUEK/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Historical radioactive water label. Label from a bottle of Vichy mineral water from around 1920-1930 that contains radium. In the early 20th century it was thought that radioactivity had medicinal virtues. Many products such as this mineral water boasted the merits of their radium content. Photographed at the Laboratoire national de la Sante (National Health Laboratory), France.

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