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. […]

Phosphorus Fertilizer in Your Lawn or Garden Fertilizers containing phosphorus are a major source of groundwater contamination and radiation exposure during lawn maintenance. The most common method for making fertilizer, that contains phosphorous, leaves behind a waste called phosphogypsum, which emits radon, a radioactive gas. It also contains uranium and radium, which are radioactive elements. […]

More than 100 boys, classified as mentally challenged, at the Fernald School in Waltham, Mass., were fed cereal containing radioactive iron and calcium in the 1940s and 1950s. The diet was part of an experiment to prove how quickly nutrients in Quaker oatmeal can travel throughout the human body. Quaker Oat officials wanted to match […]

Wealth psychologists are mental health professionals who specialize in helping ultra-rich clients deal with issues related to the guilt they feel about being wealthy. Some people are not comfortable with all aspects of being rich. Some realize they may not be psychologically or emotionally prepared to cope with wealth. Wealth psychologists help the rich live happier, […]

A friend of mine sent me a link a few years back about a site that had great discounts, collected by deal seekers. The format is a very plain news feed with links and discount codes. Since it’s Christmas Time I thought I would share with those who browse my blog so they can partake […]

Fractional currency became necessary as our country approached the beginning of the Civil War. As citizens began holding onto silver and gold coinage it became increasingly harder to, “make change”, in everyday transactions. The solution was fractional currency notes. They range in denominations from 3 to 50 cent. I have put a few samples below […]

Millions of tons of radioactive soil and debris, filmed by drone footage, can be seen packed in black bags in Japan. FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER STATION: Six years after the largest nuclear disaster in a quarter-century, Japanese officials have still not solved the problem of what to do with the massive amount of contaminated soil from […]