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Parking meters aren’t just hurting this woman’s wallet, they are apparently hurting her body.
“In April, they started turning on the new smart meters downtown and I started getting sick,” Barton told ABC News.
We always thought the great taste of ash trays came from the rat poison and toilet cleaners, but what do you know? There’s a secret delicious ingredient that’s been kept from the public and it may or may not be radioactive.
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, reviewed 27 previously unanalyzed documents and found that tobacco companies knew about the radioactive content of cigarettes as early as 1959. The companies studied the polonium throughout the 1960s, knew that it caused “cancerous growths” in the lungs of smokers, and even calculated how much radiation a regular smoker would ingest over 20 years. Then, they kept that data secret.
Hrayr Karagueuzian, the study’s lead author, said the companies’ level of deception surprised him.
“They not only knew of the presence of polonium, but also of its potential to cause cancer,” he said.