Uses of radiation

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In the home:

Smoke detectors contain an alpha source called Americium 241

Alpha is detected by the smoke detector, when there is smoke in the air it stops the alpha reaching the detector setting off the alarm. Alpha is the safest to use in the home.

In Industries:

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