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History’s deadliest colors - J. V. Maranto

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When radium was first discovered, its luminous green color inspired people to add it into beauty products and jewelry. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that radium’s harmful effects outweighed its visual benefits. Unfortunately, radium isn’t the only pigment that historically seemed harmless or useful but turned out to be deadly. J. V. Maranto details history’s deadliest colors.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator J. V. Maranto
  • Director Juan M. Urbina, Fermin Mulett
  • Script Editor Mia Nacamulli
  • Producer Andrés F. Urbina
  • Art Director Karlos Velásquez
  • Animator Fermin Mulett
  • Composer Camilo Vega
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman

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