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Phases of Acute Polonium-210 Poisoning

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Hematology Oncology

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Description:

Polonium-210 (210Po) is a radioactive compound that emits alpha particles, eventually becoming lead 206. While alpha particles do not penetrate clothing or skin they can cause serious damage if absorbed following ingestion or other route. The alpha particles can then bombard and damage adjacents cells.

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