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Radioactive polonium in cigarette smoke - The A.I.M. Therapy
August 29, 2008 Ed Yong Cigarette smoke has been called many things – smelly, dangerous and cancer-causing for a start. But radioactive? Yes, that too. Tobacco smoke contains a radioactive chemical element called polonium-210. It’s the same substance that poisoned the Russian Alexander Litvinenko in London two years ago. Now, a new study reported in …