Latest Polonium Stories

2008-09-21 21:00:26

By Abby Lu THERE was one thing that evaded our mothers' scrutiny when they lectured us on the health hazards of ordinary things such as mobile phones, microwave ovens and barbequed food ... but it was probably because they didn't know about it either.

2008-09-07 03:00:00

By Muggli, Monique E Ebbert, Jon O; Robertson, Channing; Hurt, Richard D The major tobacco manufacturers discovered that polonium was part of tobacco and tobacco smoke more than 40 years ago and attempted, but failed, to remove this radioactive substance from their products.

2008-09-01 18:00:25

I WOULD like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has so generously spent time designing and making unique cards in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care this year.

2008-08-24 00:00:27

By Andy Rowell Philip Morris and others failed to publish internal studies into lethal substance Some of the world's biggest tobacco firms researched the lethal radioactive substance polonium - present in cigarettes - over a 40- year period but never published the results, according to a new scientific article.

2008-07-23 15:01:07

By Rob Pavey, Savannah Morning News, Ga. Jul. 22--AUGUSTA -- One of Georgia's largest chemical plants is under scrutiny by state regulators over its acknowledged under-reporting of millions of pounds of toxic releases dating back to at least 2003.

2008-07-16 18:00:29

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Joel Spivak of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, +1- 202-296-5469 Statement of Matthew L.

2008-07-15 09:00:07

By Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The government is taking too long to secure radioactive materials across the country that could get into terrorists' hands, according to a government report.

2008-07-02 18:00:33

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is now recruiting people from across Merseyside for their Leasowe Lighthouse abseil. The event takes place on Sunday, August 10 on the north Wirral Coast.

2008-02-09 03:00:22

By Chow, Judith C Doraiswamy, Prakash; Watson, John G; Chen, L-W Antony; Ho, Steven Sai Hang; Sodeman, David A ABSTRACT Recent improvements in integrated and continuous PM^sub 2.5^ mass and chemical measurements from the Supersite program and related studies in the past decade are summarized.

2006-11-20 15:00:00

Thallium is frequently referred to as the poison of choice: Only a gram of the colorless, odorless, water-soluble heavy metal can kill. It is as toxic as arsenic, and even more so than lead.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.