Jadite- East Lansing, MI

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Excerpt- Before we continue we should probably address the radioactive elephant in the room: why would people put uranium in stuff we eat and drink from? It might sound strange, but uranium was once a common colorant added to glass and ceramic glazes. Uranium glass was particularly popular in the early 20thcentury, when large quantities of uranium salts were being produced as byproducts of the radium extraction industry

Learn more about the manufacturing of uranium glass on the MSU Campus Archaeology blog.


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