Friday, December 01, 2006

The Smoking Isotope

Question: what do recently murdered ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko and your favorite serving of Marlboro Lights have in common?

Answer: Poloniom 210.

Turns out that cigarettes contain the deadly radioactive isotope in sufficient quantities that pack and a half smokers get as much radiation as 300 chest X-rays a year! With an estimated 100 million dead from smoking already, now may be the time to put that cigarette away!

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