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Old 12th September 2019, 07:23 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by elgarak View Post
Modern tobacco is radioactive, too. Tobacco grown after the above-ground nuke explosions has incorporated Plutonium from the fall-outs. It's an alpha-emitter. Now, if you have ever taken a radiation safety course, one of the BIG things they tell you is to keep alpha-emitters out of your body, PERIOD. (The dose of smoking one cigarette is somewhere in the range of a thorax x-ray, though the latter can cover a MUCH wider range of doses.)
A quick google says it's polonium:

"Radioactive materials, like polonium-210 and lead-210 are found naturally in the soil and air. They are also found in the high-phosphate fertilizers that farmers use on their crops. Polonium-210 and lead-210 get into and onto tobacco leaves and remain there even after the tobacco has been processed."

In any case, doesn't the same apply to any vegetable material entering the body? Lungs clear themselves out constantly, as do the bowels (though not constantly in the latter case )
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