Polonium-210: Removal from Smoke by Resin Filters

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Science  09 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3780, pp. 1375-1376
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3780.1375


Use of a mixed ion-exchange resin as a filter for cigarettes markedly reduces both the total amount of polonium-210 in mainstream smoke and the picocuries per milligram of smoke. This procedure effectively minimizes exposure of the lungs of smokers to alpha irradiation.