Radioactivity of cigarettes and the importance of (210)Po and thorium isotopes for radiation dose assessment due to smoking.

@article{Kubalek2016RadioactivityOC,
  title={Radioactivity of cigarettes and the importance of (210)Po and thorium isotopes for radiation dose assessment due to smoking.},
  author={Davor Kubalek and Gregor Ser{\vs}a and Marko {\vS}trok and Ljudmila Benedik and Zvonka Jeran},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2016},
  volume={155-156},
  pages={97-104}
}
Tobacco and tobacco smoke are very complex mixtures. In addition to various chemical and organic compounds they also contain natural radioactive elements (radionuclides). In this work, the natural radionuclide activity concentrations ((234)U, (238)U, (228)Th, (230)Th, (232)Th, (226)Ra, (210)Pb and (210)Po) of nine different cigarette samples available on the Slovenian market are reported. In addition to (210)Po, the transfer of thorium isotopes from a cigarette to a smoker's body and lungs have… CONTINUE READING