What chemicals do smoke detectors detect?

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Jaquan Steuber asked a question: What chemicals do smoke detectors detect?
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Date created: Wed, Sep 15, 2021 12:41 AM
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  • Smoke detectors are common household items that keep you and your family safe by alerting you to smoke in your home. Ionization smoke detectors use a small amount of radioactive material, americium-241 , to detect smoke. A woman installs a smoke detector in her home. Ionization smoke detectors use americium as a source of alpha particles.

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