# chemistry

Some radioactive nuclides have very short half-lives, for example, I-31 has a half-life of approximately 8 days. Pu-234, by comparison has a half-life of 24,000 years. Explain why both of these examples are dangerous, even though their half-lives are very different. Be sure to describe the different major types of radiation, and their hazards. (Radioactive Decay and Half-Life)

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