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I need information on Plutonium. In its metallic form, what is the toxicity levels? What are the major forms of radiation it gives off? Alpha particles? Neutrons? What safety measures are necessary for handling it?

Plutonium is probably a special case, but for almost any material there exists "material safety data" information, usually provided by any company that is able to sell the material. If you can get hold of that (there may be copies available in a research library near you) that should give you all the information you need.

Arthur Smith

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