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Bernice Moore
02-08-2011, 07:11 AM
Because of their levels of radioactivity, her papers from the 1890s are considered too dangerous to handle. Even her cookbook is highly radioactive. They are kept in lead-lined boxes, and those who wish to consult them must wear protective clothing.[31] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie#cite_note-30)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie

Magda Hassan
02-08-2011, 07:52 AM
That is why I don't support a nuclear energy industry. Just one mistake and it is fucked forever or 500,000 years, which ever comes first.

Peter Lemkin
02-08-2011, 08:57 AM
Yes, radiation was not known at that time to be harmful to biological systems and it is amazing that Marie survived as long as she did. Despite not realizing this health risk, she was a very brilliant and important scientist.

One of the, if not the, best spokesperson for the current dangers of nuclear reactors [and many other things] is Helen Caldecott. (http://www.helencaldicott.com/) from Oz.