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 ====== Am-241 ====== ====== Am-241 ======
  
-Can be found in smoke detectors. ​ Modern units typically contain 1 uCi.  However, some (older?) models contain much more such as the Pyrotronics F3/5A (80 uC)+Can be found in ionization ​smoke detectors. ​ Modern units typically contain 1 uCi max.  However, some older models contain much more such as the Pyrotronics F3/5A (80 uCi)
  
 "each detector contains only a tiny amount of americium-241,​ which is sealed in a gold matrix “to make sure that corrosion does not break it down and release it.”"​ ([[http://​harpers.org/​archive/​1998/​11/​the-radioactive-boy-scout/​4/​|source]]) "each detector contains only a tiny amount of americium-241,​ which is sealed in a gold matrix “to make sure that corrosion does not break it down and release it.”"​ ([[http://​harpers.org/​archive/​1998/​11/​the-radioactive-boy-scout/​4/​|source]])
 
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