At the same moment, another bomb detonates in New York’s Times Square. This time, the device is filled with the radioactive substance americium.
The material used in both “dirty bombs” was easily obtained. Cesium helps to treat cancer. Americium is found in smoke detectors. What’s more, cesium causes cell damage. It reduces the ability to flex muscles because of its chemical similarity to potassium. Americium particles lodge in the bones. Long-term cancers may result.
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