|MadSci Network: Physics|
A funny thing happened to me when I was at a cafe. I noticed that the person who was handling my food was taking apart a smoke detector, for some reason or other, maybe curiosity. I have noticed before that smoke detectors have a label that says radioactive. I am wondering if it is possible to remove the radioactive substance somehow and contaminate objects that you touch, including food. I am concerned because this guy obviously didn't know what he was doing! I should have asked him about it but I didn't really think about the consequences until later. Bill R.
Re: Is it possible to dislodge the radioactive stuff from a smoke detector?
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