210Po and 210Pb inhalation by cigarette smoking in Italy.

  title={210Po and 210Pb inhalation by cigarette smoking in Italy.},
  author={Donatella Desideri and Maria Assunta Meli and Laura Feduzi and Carla Roselli},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={92 1},
210Po and its precursor 210Pb in cigarette smoke contribute a significant radiation dose to the lungs of smokers. In this work, the concentration of 210Po was determined in 17 of the most frequently smoked cigarette brands in Italy. Samples of tobacco, fresh filters, ash, and post-smoking filters were analyzed; 210Po was determined by alpha spectrometry after its spontaneous deposition on a silver disk. To verify the radioactive equilibrium between 210Po and 210Pb, lead was determined in one… CONTINUE READING

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