Americans Used to Drink Radioactive Water Called 'Radithor'
At the turn of the 20th century, people didn't know or understand the dangers of radioactive decay. To them, radioactivity was a new, exotic material that some of the world's leading scientists were hard at work studying.
Out of this ignorance, some companies started selling radioactive products like soap, toothpaste, and — perhaps most famously — the energy drink called Radithor. Here's what Radithor did to one of its most devoted customers. Warning: it's not pretty.