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Don’t Ever Use This Type of Smoke Alarm

This video, Don’t Ever Use This Type of Smoke Alarm, was filmed at Elevated Walkway, Thenmala Ecotourism Adventure Zone, in Thenmala, Kerala, India.

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Smoke detectors. Most homes have them, but if you ask the owner which type they have, they don’t have a clue.

There are 2 main types. The first is an ionizing smoke alarm, which contains a radioactive material, Americium-241, inside the ionizing chamber. The second is a photo-electric smoke alarm, which contains a beam of light and a sensor. You can probably figure out for yourself that the one using light is safe, and the one emitting gamma radiation is dangerous. But sadly, that is the one that 95% of Americans use.

The distribution of Americium-241 is eerily similar to the distribution of fluoride into the public realm. Both are toxic waste products, with the former being from the nuclear industry, and both of very costly to dispose of. Instead, both have been turned around and marketed as a useful product, creating sales income to replace what would have been an extremely large expense.

Similarly, like fluoride, the industry has made sure that the health data publications are kept under tight control, with little information about the dangers of Americium-241 being allowed to be published.

However, there are some oddities. Firstly, US citizens are not allowed to dispose of old smoke detectors in the rubbish, with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling for them to be returned to them. Secondly, FEMA has declared them to be an occupational health hazard, when used in warehouses for example, and called for radiation monitoring devices to be used. Thirdly, FEMA also requires the manufacturing workers to wear lead suits for protection. That should all tell you something.

It is clear that at least somebody knows about the dangers of ionizing smoke detectors, but if they are in your house and they save your life from a housefire, aren’t they worth it. Nope, they don’t even work well. In a study comparing them against the photo-electric smoke alarms for the main type of house fires which the US experiences, they failed to work at all, 20% of the time. When they did work, they detected the fire 15-18 minutes slower than the photo-electric devices.

There is another benefit that the photo-electric alarms have. They only go off when there is real smoke. I’m sure if you have an ionizing smoke detector in your house you are aware of the false alarms. Maybe you do something like burn the toast, or something minor and it goes off. That won’t happen with the photo-electric ones. There are no false alarms.

So in summary, if you use a radioactive smoke detector over a light-based one, you have a far greater chance of dying in a house fire, plus you get a bonus chance of dying from radiation poisoning or its related illnesses.

I’m sure you are ready to make the switch, so head over to my website at healthglade.com, search for smoke detectors, and see what my product recommendations are.