December 14, 2012
Nuclear Smoking: There's Uranium in Cigarettes
Deborah Blum, Wired
By the end of the 1920s, scientists already knew that tobacco smoke contained a small encyclopedia’s worth of risky chemical compounds: carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen sulfide and formaldehyde, ammonia and pyridine (a component in industrial solvents).
TAGGED: polonium, radioactivity, cigarettes, uranium