Hey guys, I need some advice.
For my element collection, I learnt that Americium is a main componant of most smoke detectors, so, naturally, I took an old smoke detector apart and retrieved the americium. I'm just wondering if there are any precautions I should take whilst handling the sample. I don't have a large knowledge of radioactivity. The detector states that it doesn't give off more than 1.0 microcuries and I'm not sure whether or not that is a harmful amount.
Any and all advice will be appreciated.