Radiation In Tobacco And Cigarette Smoking

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One can get exposed to radiation in many different ways. One of the ways that someone can get exposed to ionizing radiation is through tobacco/cigarette smoking. Who would’ve known that there is radiation in tobacco/cigarettes? Some concerns about radiation are exactly how radiation gets inside tobacco/cigarettes, is it harmful, and how much radiation dose you can get by smoking 1 pack of cigarettes. Tobacco in cigarettes contains small amounts of radioactive materials. While smoking, the smokers inhale the radionuclides that gradually build up inside the lungs and other parts of the body. Second-hand smokers present near smokers could also inhale the radionuclides from the cigarette smoke. These radionuclides come from the fertilizer used

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