[ RadSafe ] Po-210 poisoning of Litwinenko

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Tue Apr 28 15:05:17 CDT 2009

Dear collegues,


A few years ago a Russian (Mr. Litwinenko) was poisoned in London with
Po-210 and died subsequently. At the time of the incident I have been in
London and I remember that mass media were full with mostly ridiculous
speculations. Never after that time I have read any scientific article about
the murder, I rather had the impression that facts were covered up. 


I wonder whether there has ever been a scientific paper dealing with the
scientific facts behind the murder – i.e: how much Po-210 and in which form
was used and especially I would be interested in knowing about the results
of analysis of concentrations in body fluids and the dosimetric aspects. 


Thank you for any information!




Franz Schoenhofer, PhD

MinRat i.R.

Habicherg. 31/7

A-1160 Wien/Vienna



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