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Polonium-210 Factbox


Polonium-210

  • highly radioactive
  • toxic if it enters the body by eating, breathing or through a wound
  • occurs naturally and is present in the environment in low concentrations
  • releases a great deal of energy
  • was discovered by Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie in 1898

Source: IAEA
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