Sabin Arnold von Sochocky
- Year of Death: 1928
- Experiment: Working With Radium-Based Luminescent Paint
- Cause of Death: Long-Term Exposure To Radium
Sabin Arnold von Sochocky was a chemist and inventor who invented the very first radium-based luminescent paint. Of course, his invention came before the world really understood radium and its incredible radioactivity. His invention allowed the paint to truly stand out due to the glowing nature the radium produced. This paint might not be used inside a home, but it could be used on streets or potentially by the military.
The potential for the luminescent paint was endless, naturally. Yet the work Sabin would do with this paint was always going to put it on the killer science experiments list. He worked with it often, as many inventors would in his case. Yet this meant that he’d be exposed to heavy amounts of radioactivity each time. Human beings are only able to handle specific amounts of radiation in one lifetime. Sabin sadly developed aplastic anemia from his radium exposure and died in his mid-40s in 1928.