It’s well-recognized that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer, but did you know it was because they are radioactive?

  • Polonium-210, a radioactive element that is also chemically toxic, causes the most lung damage. 
  • Smoking 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes per day can expose your bronchial epithelium to a radiation dose equivalent to 300 chest x-rays.
  • Polonium-210 emits a type of radiation called alpha-radiation, which will remain n the airways of smokers because of other chemicals in cigarette smoke that damage the body’s cleaning systems.

This is also why second-hand smoke is so dangerous.

Tobacco companies have known about the danger of polonium in cigarette smoke for over 40 years.

 

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