How does uranium kill people?


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2011-07-28 17:31:44
2011-07-28 17:31:44

1. If it is used in nuclear weapons.

2. If it is ingested, because uranium is toxic.

3. If it is inhaled because alpha radiations from uranium, radium and radon destroy pulmonary alveoli.

4. In the case of an accident of criticality.

5. After a contact with irradiated uranium, because all the radiations emitted by the fission products are dangerous.


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Uranium is extracted from mines.

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Yes and it can also kill and from what i have heard mutate you to.

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