Issues of Science and Technology

Polonium

Alexander Litvenenko died in London from polonium-210 poisoning in November 2006. The following websites give information about various aspects of polonium-210.

There has been a question of where the polonium used in the poisoning originated. United Nuclear came into a great deal of publicity when it was found that they offered polonium sources.

Polonium has been found in cigarettes. It is not known whether it is a factor in lung cancer, although its radioactivity makes it suspect. Other polonium issues have surfaced as a result of the Litvinenko poisoning.