What is it about?
Polonium is highly toxic to lung tissue. We have developed a new method to measure the content in plant and other materials. The activity concentrations found in Indian tobaccos have been converted into dose rates using proven conversion factors.
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Why is it important?
The new method allows a much higher sample throughput.
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This page is a summary of: Study of radiotoxic 210Po in Indian tobacco using liquid scintillation spectrometry, Radiochimica Acta, September 2018, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/ract-2017-2848.
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