Modern Uses of Radioactive Isotopes


The past one hundred years has brought the incredible field of nuclear chemistry into all of our lives. We derive numerous benefits from it's applications, yet in most cases, we aren't even aware of them.

In this section, we explore some of the beneficial uses of radioisotopes.


Smoke Detectors and Americium-241

Agricultural Applications - radioactive tracers

Food Irradiation

Irradiation in Pest Control

Archaeological Dating

Medical Uses


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