Marie Sklodowska-Curie is best known for the development of the theory of radioactivity. Marie and her husband Pierre Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for their joint research on the radiation findings of Professor Henri Becquerel.
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“The Curies died unaware of the fact that the radioactive elements were damaging to their health all the time they handled and worked on them. Even the notes that they had compiled at that time and the papers that they had written are radioactively contaminated to this day. They are preserved in lead-lined boxes and when they are referenced, they are handled with the utmost care.”theFactFile.org
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