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Polonium 210Po in cigarettes produced in Poland
Auteur(s)
SKWARZEC Bogdan ; STRUMINSKA Dagmara I. ; BORYLO Alicja ; ...
Résumé
This paper discusses the results of 210Po determinations in the fourteen most frequently smoked brands of cigarettes, which constitute over 80% of total cigarette consumption in Poland. The 210Po activity in the cigarette samples analysed (tobacco, ash, filter before and after smoking) were measured using alpha spectrometry (Canberra-Packard). The data indicates that there is considerable variation in the polonium content of these brands. The highest 210Po content per sample was found in the cheap Popularne brand (24.12 mBq), the lowest in Caro (4.23 mBq). There was also a large difference between the polonium remaining in the ash in comparison with its total content in the tobacco in all the brands (from 4.3% for Golden American to 71.0% for Sobieski King-Size). The analysis has demonstrated that filters absorbed only a small amount of the polonium contained in the tobacco. Caro cigarettes have the most efficient filter, retaining 25.1% of the polonium contained in the tobacco, but most filters absorbed only 0.1-7.2% of polonium. The daily inhalation of 210Po by Polish smokers who get through one pack per day ranges from 20 to 215 mBq, but people smoking two or more packs of Popularne brand will inhale over 430 mBq of polonium per day.
Editeur
Taylor&Francis
Identifiant
PMID : 11413831 ISSN : ISSNNV : 1093-4529
Source
Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering A. 2001, vol. 36, n° 4, pp. 465-474 [bibl. : 24 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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