White Phosphorus Matches

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Matchsticks - Friction Matches - The Replacement of White Phosphorus
... Unfortunately, those involved in the manufacture of the new phosphorus matches were afflicted with phossy jaw and other bone disorders, and there was enough white phosphorus in one ... Deaths and suicides from eating the heads of matches became frequent ... The earliest report of phosphorus necrosis was made in 1845 by Lorinser in Vienna, and a New York surgeon published a pamphlet with notes on nine cases ...
London Matchgirls Strike Of 1888 - The Campaign Against White Phosphorus Matches
... Besant and others continued to campaign against the use of white phosphorus in matches ... district of London, using less toxic red phosphorus and paying better wages ... was the desire to improve the conditions of home workers, including children, who dipped white phosphorus-based matches at home ...

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