Radioactive Smoke Detectors Can Be More Dangerous Than Fire
There are no trustworthy sources for determining how severe the risk of americium exposure is, because all of the research has been done by the same nuclear industry that has sought innovative ways to dispose of its nuclear waste products, such as americium.
The defenders of americium's use often state that the amount of radiation released is little different from that of the background radiation within a busy city. These proponents of child radiation exposure intentionally fail to mention the differences between electromagnetic radiation and nuclear radiation, for nuclear radiation (such as that which is produced by americium) is exceedingly more dangerous. Nevertheless, both types of radiation cause a variety of health issues, including cancers; especially the gamma radiation from nuclear waste. Despite the alleged "harmless" nature of the radioactive smoke detectors, customers are urged not to dispose of them as household garbage. Instead, American citizens are asked to return their old smoke detectors to manufacturers or to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Furthermore, according to F.E.M.A., the radioactive smoke detectors are an occupational hazard inside warehouses which store them. How is that for doublespeak? It's like they are saying that we should put the radioactive product inside our houses, but not into the community dump, since their families might get environmentally exposed too.
If americium radiation exposure were indeed safer than our background radiation exposure, then it would mean that this unnatural substance emits a safe and health-generating form of radiation, which somehow protects us from the less wonderful radiation. These "facts" are part of the nuclear-industry's "sciencehttp://www.huarenv5.com/forum/vi ... d=314928&extra=