Archive for the ‘radioactive products’ Category
__SPACER__ In the annals of marketing genius a very very special place should be given to the slogan for Uranium ice cream. This, however, is not quite what seems, being the only item (apart from the homeopathic remedy) in this list which is actually a cheat since it doesn’t contain any radioactive material. Rather, Uranium ice cream is an example of how enthusiastic people were about radioactivity in the early days, being named to celebrate a local discovery of Uranium ore.
__SPACER__ The alchemy-like power of Radium created the powerful, mysterious mineral equals healing myth, as applied to dangerous radioactive materials. This was coupled with the spa water trend which was more popular, at the time, with fascists rather than liberals to create the really, really bad idea of putting radioactive elements in drinking water. Radioactivity could actually cure cancer, but only if you already had it. If you ever want to win an argument against people who argue that alternative medicine shouldn’t be subject to the rigors of science, this is the product to pick.