Tritium (also called Hydrogen-3, written symbol T or 3H) is one of the radioactive isotope of hydrogen and is one of three forms rather than consisting of hydrogen isotopes than protium, deuterium, and tritium. Tritium contains 2 neutrons.
Leak at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan when the tsunami occurred in 2011 ago, has made a reactor leak and release large amounts of Tritium into the wild. Tritium contamination of the water and the soil itself could threaten the health of people around the reactor.
So what exactly is Tritium? Basically, Tritium is a hydrogen compound which has been turned into a radioactive substance is naturally due to solar radiation, so it is rarely found in nature.
Tritium true radiation can not penetrate human skin, so it is not too dangerous when in contact with the body. However, inhaling or swallowing Tritium will immediately radiate and poison the body quite severe.
Interestingly, these harmful substances can be used in everyday life as the lights 'immortal'. Tritium can emit light as a result of chemical reaction when mixed with other substances.
The chemical reaction that led to the emergence of light that can survive in a very long time and does not require additional energy sources such as batteries. Tritium can also be used as the main energy source of nuclear power plants and generators based neurons.
Now, researchers have succeeded in making Tritium through nuclear reactions. Man-made tritium which can be priced at $ 30,000 per gram.