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Storage of Radium in War Time

Nature volume 143, page 644 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation

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RADIUM is not only a valuable but also a very dangerous substance. If, during an air raid, any quantity of radium was dispersed by violence, the buildings in which it was dispersed, as well as a considerable area surrounding the buildings, would be for many years to come a menace to any people who inhabited them. One-hundredth of a milligram would probably be fatal if inhaled.

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  1. (Secretary)., National Radium Commission, 18 Park Crescent, London, W.1.

    • GEORGE F. STEBBING

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