What are the differences between all of the radioactive elements out there? This infographic from Alan's Factory Outlet takes a look at 38 radioactive elements and what they're used for. For each element, the radioactivity of it actually depends on what isotope is present. Polonium-210, for example, is an extremely volatile, dangerous, and radioactive isotope. Not only that, but nearly 250,000 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide, which was used as a chemical weapon in World War I.
Another scary fact about it is that it's actually present in tobacco, which is a contributing factor to many cases of lung cancer around the globe. On the flip side, there are some radioactive elements that serve some good, like being used to treat cancer. These include Cobalt and Cesium are commonly used in high-energy photon beams. What jumped out to you the most on this infographic?