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ACSA Radioactive fertilizer It's a well established but little known fact that commercially grown tobacco is contaminated with radiation. The major source of this radiation is phosphate fertilizer.1 The big tobacco companies all use chemical phosphate fertilizer, which is high in radioactive metals, year after year on the same soil. These metals build up in the soil, attach themselves to the resinous tobacco leaf and ride tobacco trichomes in tobacco smoke, gathering in small "hot spots" in the small-air passageways of the lungs.2 Tobacco is especially effective at absorbing radioactive elements from phosphate fertilizers, and also from naturally occurring radiation in the soil, air, and water.3 To grow what the tobacco industry calls "more flavorful" tobacco, US farmers use high-phosphate fertilizers. The phosphate is taken from a rock mineral, apatite, that is ground into powder, dissolved in acid and further processed. Apatite rock also contains radium, and the radioactive elements lead 210 and polonium 210. The radioactivity of common chemical fertilizer can be verified with a Geiger-Mueller counter and an open sack of everyday 13-13-13 type of fertilizer (or any other chemical fertilizer high in phosphate content).
Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
Not to burst your bubble or anything silly like that.
The theory that radiative materials in tobacco smoke cause cancer is ridiculous.
The organo-phosphates that create the radon in tobacco smoke are also used to grow food. They are in such small quantities that the risk is virtually nil.
If tobacco smoke were the CAUSE of cancer - then the incidence of cancer in the general population should have down with the decrease in the incidence of smoking in the general population. The smoking rate started to go down in the 1970s. That is almost 40 years ago - and the cancer rate has not gone down.
TIRED OF CONTROL FREAKS