Can a classroom give you cancer? If it contains radiation left over from 100-year-old scientific experiments, it can.
Ernest Rutherford was the first scientist to split the atom?and he may have been indirectly responsible for killing 4 people at a university in the UK.
The building was never tested for radiation and in 1972 it was transferred to the psychology department. In the Wednesday, September 24 edition of the Independent, Jonathan Brown reports that after the 4th person who used the room died of cancer recently, his family claimed this was "more than a coincidence."
Marie Curie, who discovered radium, died from leukemia in 1934 and her notebooks are STILL too dangerous to be touched. Rutherford died in 1937, at age 66.
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