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Radioactive smokes?

Elevated levels of strontium and barium in cigarettes spark a health concern


 

Every year billions of cigarettes manufactured on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ont. flood into the U.S. They’re cheap, tax free and have officials worried about a public health care time bomb, according to a story in the Buffalo News. Tests conducted on the cigarettes, which are sold on U.S. reserves under such brand as Seneca and Smokin Joes, have even uncovered elevated levels of strontium and barium, two metallic elements that can be radioactive.

The Buffalo News


 
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