The Dark History of Matches

The Dark History of Matches

When we began mass-producing matches in the 1800s, workers in the factories started dying mysteriously. The history of our sparking little flame-sticks is darker than you think.

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Sources:
https://www.rdhmag.com/pathology/periodontitis/article/16404967/the-return-of-the-dreaded-145phossy-jaw146
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278239105001011#aep-abstract-sec-id8
http://web.archive.org/web/20120314060725/http://www3.ul.ie/~childsp/CinA/Issue61/TOC25_Phosporous.html#3

The Chemistry of Matches


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Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bryant_%26_May_%E2%80%98Pearl%E2%80%99_safety_matches,_London,_England,_1890-1_Wellcome_L0058858.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Women_working_in_a_match_factory.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wei%C3%9Fer_Phosphor.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J%C3%B6nk%C3%B6ping_t%C3%A4ndsticksfabrik,_1872.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Matchgirl_strikers.PNG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phosphor_rot.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bryant_and_May_packing_girls.jpg
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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/burning-match-gm154926382-15492898
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/grey-background-concrete-wall-texture-gm1154735034-314110112
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/close-up-macro-and-sharp-background-surface-of-colorful-matches-mix-gm1047965724-280306329
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/panoramic-dental-x-ray-gm171294275-20875143
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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/row-of-matchsticks-with-one-bursting-into-flames-gm1197943909-342196274
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