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SCI/TECH: Baby teeth offer radioactive clues

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posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 06:19 AM
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A new study concludes that counties within 40 miles of six nuclear power plants have higher levels of radioactive strontium-90 than other counties in their states.
 

Strontium-90, a byproduct of uranium fission, is one of the pollutants emitted into the air by nuclear reactors. If inhaled or ingested, it collects in bones and tissue and increases the risks of cancer and leukemia, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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