why would C14 be used in a disinfectant/virucide?

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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           I am wondering why C14 (subscript) would be used in a disinfectant/virucide.  I always thought that it a radioactive substance used in carbon dating of very old materials by archeologists and nothing else.   If used in a day to day disinfectant/virucide, could it be considered potentially carcinogenic to humans?

           Any feedback given to this question will be appreciated.

           Thank you

           George
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It is tagging the item so that its usage can be monitored i.e. plant absorption

http://www.izotop.hu/?p=450
https://inis.iaea.org/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/14/764/14764271.pdf see page 133

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Thanks, David.

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