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Occupational photograph of Victorian match girls, ca. 1888. These girls worked in terrible conditions, for 14 hours a day, and received very little pay for their work. The phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of the skin, and "phossy jaw", a type of facial bone cancer.

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Phossy Jaw! A contributor to the Match-Girl Strike of 1888

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from Bones Don't Lie

New Morbid Terminology: Phossy Jaw, The Occupational Disease of Matchstick Makers

There are a range of diseases, traumas and skeletal markers that can occur regularly with certain types of occupations.

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The Matchgirls Strike ~ Annie Besant and the Matchgirls Strike Committee. She discovered that the health of the women had been severely affected by the phosphorous that they used to make the matches. This caused yellowing of the skin and hair loss and phossy jaw, a form of bone cancer. The whole side of the face turned green and then black, discharging foul-smelling pus and finally death

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https://flic.kr/p/GcoosQ | Phossy Jaw | 13 1/4" x 13…

from Bones Don't Lie

New Morbid Terminology: Phossy Jaw, The Occupational Disease of Matchstick Makers

Archival drawing from 19th c of phossy jaw by Mutter, via Gizmodo

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The sprawling Bryant and May Match Factory located in Bow and seen in this 1921 aerial view. It survived as an independent company for over seventy years, The company was founded by two Quakers, with the specific aim of making only Safety Matches. They were influential in fighting against the disease known as Phossy jaw which was caused by white phosphorus used in the manufacture of the early matches. The original Bow match factory was closed in 1979, when it still employed 275 people.

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Ripper Street | The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days, poor pay, excessive fines and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus, such as phossy jaw, but was sparked by the dismissal of one of the workers on or about 2 July

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Phossy Jaw: White phosphorous poisoning was just one hazard for factory girls in London, 1888

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