You must have heard about cyanide, which is considered a very dangerous poison. Similarly, there is another dangerous poison, called polonium 210. However, very few people know about it. It is believed that only one gram of this can put thousands of people to death. Because of this, it would not be wrong to call it the world's most dangerous poison. So let's know what polonium 210 is and who discovered it ...
In fact, polonium 210 is a radioactive element from which radiation emanating can rapidly destroy the internal organs of the human body as well as the DNA and immune system. Finding its presence in a dead body is also a very difficult task. By the way, the investigation of this poison is not possible in India.
Polonium-210 was discovered in 1898 by the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie. He also received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the Isolation of Pure Radium in the field of chemistry. In addition, he also received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of radioactivity. Although polonium was first named Radium F, it was later changed.
According to scientists, polonium-210 can be killed in an instant if even small particles of salt enter the human body. It is very difficult to identify because if it is mixed in food, its taste is not known.
It is said that the first victim of polonium poison was its researcher Mary Curie, daughter of Irene Juliet Curie, who ate a small particle of it. He died immediately due to this. In addition, Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, believed to be Israel's greatest enemy, was also killed by this poison. His body was exhumed several years after his burial to investigate it. Scientists in Switzerland claimed that radioactive polonium-210 was found in the remains of their bodies.