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Title: Evaluation of the contribution of smoking to total blood polonium-210 in Saudi population.
Authors: E I Shabana
M A Abd Elaziz
M N Al-Arifi
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Case-Control Studies, Humans, Middle Aged, Plants, Toxic, Polonium, Radioactive Pollutants, Saudi Arabia, Smoking, Tobacco, blood, chemistry
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Appl Radiat
Abstract: A preliminary study of 210Po concentrations in the blood of some smokers and nonsmokers is presented in order to evaluate the contribution of smoking to total blood 210Po in Saudi population. Blood samples were collected from 30 volunteers and analyzed by high resolution alpha-spectrometry using a radiochemical technique. The technique is based on the separation of polonium from other components of the sample by wet ashing with an HNO3/H2O2 oxidizing mixture and spontaneous deposition on a silver disc under the relevant conditions for alpha-particle counting. The results indicated that a significant fraction (about 30%) of blood 210Po is related to smoking.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16940
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