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RADIUM

 

Social Significance

 

Radium is a highly radioactive element it can cause cancer and can have other harmful 

effects on the human body. It is however useful to treat cancer and has helped many 

people beat the disease. It is however very rare and hard to extract by it self or in 

compounds. In nature he fact the for every 3 million parts uranium there is 1 part 

radium means that it is unlikely that could pose a serious effect on the entire world but 

the likely hood is there that a serious mishap could occur due human involvement e.g. 

nuclear power plants.