TITLE

Smoke detectors and radioactivity

AUTHOR(S)
Wasson, Craig
PUB. DATE
June 1990
SOURCE
Earth Island Journal;Summer90, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the environmental effects of smoke detectors that contain americium, a radioactive substance. Original design of smoke detectors; Processes involved in detecting fire and smoke; Radiation emitted.
ACCESSION #
9611103425

 

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