[ RadSafe ] Tritium a carcinogen?

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sat Apr 15 09:38:58 CDT 2006

Apr. 15

         In the recent group of news items posted by Sandy Perle there was 
an article about low levels of tritium being detected in the drinking water 
near a nuclear power plant.  The german portion of the article read, 
"Tritium, a potential carcinogen, is a radioactive form of hydrogen 
commonly found in groundwater but more concentrated in water used in 
nuclear reactors."

         Are there any verified cases of tritium causing cancer?  If not, 
are there any instances in which tritium is plausibly believed to have 
caused cancer?

Steven Dapra
sjd at swcp.com

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