Strontium-90

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Strontium-90
« on: 22/03/2007 15:53:54 »
Does anyone know the activity of strontium-90? Any webs links would also be appreciated.
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Strontium-90
« Reply #1 on: 22/03/2007 16:35:29 »
Strontium is chemically similar to calcium (but more reactive), and so readily insinuates itself into bone.  Strontium-90 is radioactive, so once it gets into the bone, it will slowly destroy it (and the marrow).

http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/strontium.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strontium