TV News LIES

Wednesday, Dec 07th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Tobacco firms kept quiet on polonium role in cigarettes

Tobacco firms kept quiet on polonium role in cigarettes

E-mail Print PDF

var articleheadline = "Tobacco firms kept quiet on polonium role in cigarettes ";Some of the world's biggest tobacco firms researched the lethal radioactive substance polonium – present in cigarettes – over a 40-year period but never published the results, according to a new scientific article.

Polonium 210 is known to cause lung cancers in animals and studies suggest it is responsible for 1 per cent of all lung cancers – equivalent to 11,700 deaths globally – each year in the US. It is also the substance that poisoned the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.

Yet tobacco companies, while attempting but failing to remove the substance from their products, have kept quiet about their research, experts say.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Donald Trump Picks Fossil Fuel-Friendly Oklahoma Attorney General To Head EPA

Scott PruittPresident-elect Donald Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the head of...

Ikea Is Giving Its Employees Up To Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave

Ikea to give four months paid parental leaveThe furniture giant Ikea is rolling out a paid parental leave plan that’s likely to be...

Ohio 'heartbeat bill' abortion ban moves to governor

Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion billOhio would have the country's most restrictive abortion laws under a bill sent to Gov. John...

VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis

Vets infected at VANearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!