My weird freind

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My weird freind

Postby coinjunky2 » Thu May 13, 2004 3:05 pm

Hello,



My freind that is sort of out of his mind, removed americium 241 out of a smoke detector. At the time he was wearing gloves, a medical mask, and goggles, he is now concearned that he might be radioactive. I thought that the best place to go for this sort of qeustion was here.

so if you can help him out that would be nice, thank you. :lol:
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Re: My weird freind

Postby davidkallman2 » Mon May 17, 2004 3:15 pm

Hi coinjunky2,

I'm not a doctor, so I can't offer a medical opinion. Please consult your doctor to get specific medical advice.

That said, according to http://www.uic.com.au/nip35.htm, there shouldn’t be much risk But anyone who trusts anything serious to information on the web, is getting what he or she deserves.

Cheers!

Dave

P.S.: Other web pages to consult for more detailed information, if you so please, are:

- http://www.testedgroup.com/document.php?id=55
- http://www.world-nuclear.com/info/inf57.htm, and
- http://www.llrc.org/smokedetect/smokedetectpage.htm
(take this 3rd reference with a grain of salt, they obviously have a particularly biased point of view against radiation.) This site is mentioned if you’re interested in the debate as well as the science.

Again same disclaimer, for these sites.

A note: the original source material, quoted in several of web pages above is:

http://www.arpansa.gov.au/is_smkdt.htm
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