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Applications in consumer products

Radioactive materials are used in some consumer products. With suitable safety design and under appropriate use, their benefits significantly outweigh the associated radiation risks. These products include smoke detectors, luminous signs, radioactive lightning conductors, etc.

Smoke detector

Smoke detector




Luminous exit sign

Luminous exit sign
(Source: SRB Technologies)

Lightning conductor

Lightning conductor
(Source: Environmental Protection Department)

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Last revision date: <21 Feb 2014>