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Can someone tell me the cause of death ? can't make it out

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Re: Can someone tell me the cause of death ? can't make it out

Posted: 15 Jun 2014 6:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Profession of "Mantle Maker" had nothing to do with be a seamstress.
A mantle maker machined mantles for gas lamps. The mantle was made of impregnated metal nitrates and Thorium dioxide a highly toxic and radioactive substance.
Without the use of breathing apparatus protection while working in this environment you would be exposed to the toxic particles.

Phthisis, or lung disease was one of the more common causes of death when Mary Ann died.
Occupations, such as hers, were most likely contributory. "Stone Cutters",(masonry workers), died from this disease from the inhalation of dust.
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claire southg... 17 Nov 2013 12:59PM GMT 
timtracker 17 Nov 2013 5:11PM GMT 
claire southg... 17 Nov 2013 5:53PM GMT 
diskoverit 16 Jun 2014 12:14AM GMT 
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