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Polonium is element 84 on the Periodic Table. It is so toxic and radioactive that exposure to very small amounts can be fatal.

Natural OccurenceEdit

Unfortunately, it is found in tobacco, which can harm the body even more, let alone all of the other ingredients like lead, cadmium, and nicotine.


ApplicationsEdit

Its high radioactivity makes it useful in anti-static brushes, where a layer of bismuth is slipped inside two thin layers silver and gold foil. A laser is shot through the foil and transmutes the bismuth into polonium.

ReferencesEdit

Non-Internet SourcesEdit

  • The Periodic Table of Elements by Theodore Gray

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EtymologyEdit

Polonium was named after the country of Poland after being discovered by Marie Curie.

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