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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #4632 by Simomax
Last edit: 2 years 11 months ago by Simomax. Reason: Typo

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2 years 11 months ago #4636 by g346342
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About the radiation from a smoke sensor chamber..read the last paragraph

www.fs.fed.us/eng/toolbox/haz/haz25.htm

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2 years 11 months ago #4638 by g346342
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also this

hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q11701.html


So you can actually eat it without an issue :)

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2 years 11 months ago #4639 by Simomax
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Americium is toxic and a hazard to health and should not be ingested whatsoever. I am absolutely stunned that that website is purporting that swallowing Americium is OK . It is absolutely astonishing. I am seriously stuck for words.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americium-241#Hazards
www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=158
www.t3db.ca/toxins/T3D0129
pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/americium#section=Toxicity
www.chemistrylearner.com/americium-241.h...m-241-health-hazards
www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/am.htm

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2 years 11 months ago #4640 by Simomax
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I don't know if you are simply trying to find websites that say eating Americium is OK just to prove me wrong. I honestly don't give a toss about that. I do give a toss about the correct factual information being out there though.

If you want to handle it as a piece of chocolate then go ahead, fill your boots. But, I still advise to handle it as very toxic.

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2 years 11 months ago #4642 by Bert490
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Regarding the article from the Forest Service, I 'll bet their assessment is based on the shielded 'ceramic chamber' being swallowed intact and eventually passing through with the Am241 staying inside the chamber. So possibly not entirely wrong given that assumption. I don't think it's acurate in a liquid acid gurgling bath, it seems way too optimistic. Those of us that take the risk of cracking open that little chamber though need to be very careful.

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