Radium: biological information

Biological role of radium: radium has no biological role.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight 0.000001 ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms 0.00000003 atoms relative to C = 1000000

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with radium: radium does not occur to any significant extent in the biosphere and so normally should never present a risk. Radium is studied in a few nuclear research laboratories where its high radioactivity requires special handling techniques and precautions. Its high radioactivity is far more important than any chemical toxicity but from a chemical point of view its hazards are similar to those of barium.

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