Los Angeles, In addition to hundreds of nicotine and other harmful toxins, cigarettes also contain the radioactive element called alpha ions. The presence of hazardous substances is claimed is already known by the tobacco industry, but hidden for 42 years.
This startling claim made by researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles and published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. The researchers revealed that after learning the secret documents from the tobacco industry since 1998.
One of the documents said, the radioactive material in cigarettes are known to 5 years earlier than expected so far. In the early 1960s, the tobacco industry has been quietly investigating the possible depth of the element radiation.
Radioactive elements in cigarettes, derived from natural minerals in the soil and fertilizer use. One element that releases ions polonium alpha is, the level of radiation was mentioned 7 times larger than the X-ray
Effects of radiation in cigarette smoke can accumulate, then in the long run will lead to lung damage or even cancer. Not only active smokers who could be affected, or even second-hand smoke third hand smoker also threatened his health.