Mortality Among Mound Workers Exposed to Polonium-210 and Other Sources of Radiation, 1944–1979

  title={Mortality Among Mound Workers Exposed to Polonium-210 and Other Sources of Radiation, 1944–1979},
  author={John D. Boice and Sarah S. Cohen and Michael T. Mumma and Elizabeth Dupree Ellis and Donna L. Cragle and K. F. Eckerman and Phillip W. Wallace and Bandana K Chadda and Jennifer S. Sonderman and Laurie D. Wiggs and Bonnie S. Richter and Richard Wayne Leggett},
  booktitle={Radiation research},
Polonium-210 is a naturally occurring radioactive element that decays by emitting an alpha particle. It is in the air we breathe and also a component of tobacco smoke. Polonium-210 is used as an anti-static device in printing presses and gained widespread notoriety in 2006 after the poisoning and subsequent death of a Russian citizen in London. More is known about the lethal effects of polonium-210 at high doses than about late effects from low doses. Cancer mortality was examined among 7,270… 
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