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yldoi fact or fiction
YLDOI: Fact or Fiction

I started reading the fictional thriller “Impact” by Douglas Preston. The plot centers on mysterious orange gemstones that have dangerously high levels of Americium 241, the alpha-emitting radioactive isotope used in smoke detectors. Supposedly, a senator’s wife had a necklace with one of these stones, and her hair fell out and she developed open sores from radiation poisoning. Believable or not? Why?

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YLDOI: Fact or Fiction

I started reading the fictional thriller “Impact” by Douglas Preston. The plot centers on mysterious orange gemstones that have dangerously high levels of Americium 241, the alpha-emitting radioactive isotope used in smoke detectors. Supposedly, a senator’s wife had a necklace with one of these stones, and her hair fell out and she developed open sores from radiation poisoning. Believable or not? Why?

NOT. Alpha radiation is blocked by the skin.

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YLDOI: Fact or Fiction

I started reading the fictional thriller “Impact” by Douglas Preston. The plot centers on mysterious orange gemstones that have dangerously high levels of Americium 241, the alpha-emitting radioactive isotope used in smoke detectors. Supposedly, a senator’s wife had a necklace with one of these stones, and her hair fell out and she developed open sores from radiation poisoning. Believable or not? Why?

The by-products of Am-241 do emit gamma rays, but they’re pretty wimpy.

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YLDOI: Fact or Fiction

HERE

NOT HERE

Preston also put the Andromeda Galaxy near Orion’s sword. What’s wrong with that guy?

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