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A. Kelecom Universidade Federal Fluminense Laboratório de Radiobiologia e Radiometria, Departamento de Biologia Geral C.P. 100.436 24001-970 Niterói RJ Brazil

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R. Gouvea Universidade Federal Fluminense Laboratório de Radiobiologia e Radiometria, Departamento de Biologia Geral C.P. 100.436 24001-970 Niterói RJ Brazil

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P. Santos Universidade Federal Fluminense Laboratório de Radiobiologia e Radiometria, Departamento de Biologia Geral C.P. 100.436 24001-970 Niterói RJ Brazil

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Abstract  

210Po and 210Pb concentrations have been determined in 58 cigar brands manufactured in 11 countries. Cuban and American cigars showed the lowest 210Po content. The mean levels of 210Po in Brazilian, European and Dominican cigars were almost identical and somewhat lower than the levels observed for cigars from other Latin American countries. Cuban, American and European cigars contained low levels of 210Pb. Cigars from the remaining countries contained twice as much 210Pb. The mean 210Po/210Pb ratio showed an excess of polonium. In the case of a one cigar-a-day smoker, the calculated annual absorbed dose due to 210Po is -16 mGy.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)