Eben Byers twarz wody Radithor. Dziennie wypijał 3 buteleczki wody z dodatkiem radu. Został pochowany w trumnie wyłożonej ołowiem, dla bezpieczeństwa ludzi odwiedzajacych cmentarz. Przez ludzki organizm rad jest traktowany tak samo jak wapń i wbudowywany
Byers began taking enormous doses of Radithor, which he believed had greatly improved his health, drinking 3 bottles a day – nearly 1400 bottles total. In the process, he subjected himself to more than three times the acute lethal radiation dose. By 1930, when Byers stopped taking the remedy, he had accumulated significant amounts of radium in his bones resulting in the loss of most of his jaw. Byers’ brain was also abscessed and holes were forming in his skull. He died from radium poisoning on March 31, 1932. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a lead-lined coffin.