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When people breathe it in, plutonium may remain in the lungs or move to the bones or organs. Generally it stays in the body for a long time and continually exposes body tissues to radiation. After a few years this could result in the development of cancer. Furthermore, plutonium may affect the ability to resist disease and the radioactivity from plutonium may cause reproductive failure.
Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Francisco was 18,100% above federal drinking water standard
How do I know if I'm near plutonium?
You must have special equipment to detect the presence of plutonium.
Is there a medical test to determine exposure to plutonium?
There are tests that can reliably measure the amount of plutonium in a urine sample, even at very low levels. Using these measurements, scientists can estimate the total amount of plutonium present in the body. Other tests can measure plutonium in soft tissues (such as body organs) and in feces, bones, and milk. However, these tests are not routinely available in a doctor's office because they require special laboratory equipment.
Originally posted by onyx718
reply to post by YouAreDreaming
I'm not really sure if i can understand the concept of 18,100% is that an unfortunate typo or are legitimate sources now just throwing caution to the wind and making up acceptible measures of percentages....did they mean times? lolol and if they are using that as a real measurement....i would imagine something not only just over 100 % but 18,000% over 100% would be pretty instantly lethal...seriously, what is this percentage supposed to meanedit on 1-4-2011 by onyx718 because: (no reason given)
Radioactive Iodine-131 in Pennsylvania rainwater sample is 3300% above federal drinking water standard