Which nuclear decay particles would inflict the most tissue damage if ingested?
Yes, a random example is using cards such as Burning Land that inflict damage to you and usually your opponent as well. If you're referring to Battle Damage, Call of the Earthbound should be one of the only cards that can inflict battle damage to oneself, if even You can inflict damage to yourself but it is generally uncommon
Thorium 230 is an alpha emitter with half life 75,380 years. Therefore it is dangerous if ingested. Alpha particles don't penetrate the skin, so it would not be dangerous to handle carefully, but if ingested alpha particles can damage internal organs. Thorium 234 is a beta emitter with half life 24.1 days. So 230 is the more dangerous.
Sunblock is made to block Ultraviolet radiation. Nuclear radiation, or Gamma radiation, is much more energetic and will easily penetrate zinc oxide sunblock, walls, and most everything else except several feet of concrete or a few inches of lead. In addition to Gamma radiation, nuclear reactions also give off less energetic particles called Alpha and Beta particles which can be inhaled and cause damage, which is why the Japanese are wearing wet wipes inside their…
- As it is an alpha-radiation emitter, it doesn't pose that much of an external threat as it is easily blocked by the skin. However, if ingested or enters the bloodstream through the lungs, it can pose an extreme risk of damage and ionization of the internal organs and DNA - it can be made into nuclear weapons