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1-1/2 packs a day like getting 300 X-Rays?

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posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 02:54 PM
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I had no idea that smokers were inhaling Polonium in every cigarette.

www.nytimes.com...




We should also recall that people smoke a lot of cigarettes — about 5.7 trillion worldwide every year, enough to make a continuous chain from the earth to the sun and back, with enough left over for a few side-trips to Mars. If .04 picocuries of polonium are inhaled with every cigarette, about a quarter of a curie of one of the world’s most radioactive poisons is inhaled along with the tar, nicotine and cyanide of all the world’s cigarettes smoked each year. Pack-and-a-half smokers are dosed to the tune of about 300 chest X-rays.




[edit on 1-12-2006 by jbondo]




posted on Dec, 17 2006 @ 08:41 PM
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Ahhh, thats not to bad. Could be worse huh? We could all smoke weed.



 
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