radioactive element


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radioactive element

(1) A nonspecific term for any element that emits alpha or beta particles or gamma radiation. 
(2) Radionuclide, see there.
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The colourless and odourless gas is a radioactive element that comes from the decay of other elements in rocks and soils, and can also be found in some building materials and water.
On reaching the airport, a team of DDMA found some oily substance leaking from packets which were tagged radioactive element. Immediately, the NDRF team also reached the spot and declared that the packets contained radioactive element.
If a radioactive element is inhaled, it may cause lung, palatal and throat cancer.
Gamma-ray spectrometry (GRS) is a surface technique only, providing a direct measurement of radioactive element concentrations at the surface of the Earth.
Set atop his bed was the famous photograph of a dying Mr Litvinenko, hairless after he was poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210 in London.
Litvinenko died in London on November 23 after he was exposed to a rare radioactive element, polonium-210.
The only fact known is that Litvinenko was poisoned with Polonium 210, a radioactive element. Litvinenko has publicly charged his former government with being involved in several murders and acts of violence such as apartment bombings in Moscow that have killed about 300 people.
It emerged last night that the deadly radioactive element polonium 210 was thought to be blame for Mr Litvinenko's illness and subsequent death.
For forty years, companies mined for the radioactive element on Navajo lands, leaving behind contaminated sites and abandoned mines.
Radon is a short-lived radioactive element belonging to the group of noble gases and results from the decay of radium and other radioactive elements.
It just happened that there is a radioactive element when the incident took place,' he said.