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Published on Dec 21, 2009
BBC Spotlight exclusive reveals a Porton Down spray trial which went wrong, contaminating South Dorset with higher levels of a hazardous Cadmium compound than the rest of England and Wales - in fact over 1,000 times higher! Porton sprayed large amounts of this BW simulant over populated areas in order to investigate how a BW aerosol might disperse across the UK. Similar Porton Down experiments were conducted in public areas of the UK between the years 1953-64. What makes these experiments especially dangerous is the fact that the Zinc Cadmium sulphide aerosols were formed by particles which were designed to be of a size which would evade the body's natural defences, and penetrate the deepest part of the lungs - the alvioli.