Date: Around 1993
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
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.
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