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Regarding Organic versus Commercial Tobacco Farming

"A recent study shows that many commonly used fertilizers are high in radioactive elements. The study was performed by Dr Paul Hornby, who holds a master's degree in biochemistry and a PhD in human pathology from the University of British Columbia. The study analyzed 25 different types of fertilizers, seven "organic" varieties and 18 "chemical" fertilizers. The results showed that the chemical fertilizers emitted on average five times the radiation of the organic group...

Numerous studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and other health, science and radiation journals have indicated that it is the radioactive elements in tobacco which lead to lung cancer (CC#35, Radioactive tobacco). Tobacco is typically fed with high-phosphate, chemical fertilizers, including heavy foliar spraying. All of these factors would produce a high-level of radioactive elements in the tobacco leaf." - from
Radioactive buds?
by David Malmo-Levine and Dana Larsen (December 30, 2002)