Americium: biological information

Americium has no biological role.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight(no data) ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms(no data) atoms relative to C = 1000000

How much americium is in your body? Find out here.

You can use this form to calculate how much americium your body contains. Enter your weight in either kilograms or pounds and click the "Calculate" button. You must enter a number, not text! Elements for which there are no data will always give a value of zero for the weight, no matter what you put in the weight box.

Calculate how much americium is in your body
Enter your weight here: You contain about : grams of americium

Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with americium: americium does not occur naturally in the biosphere and so normally never presents a risk. In practice, americium is only found in any quantity inside controlled environments within research laboratories and nuclear facilities. In very, very small quantities, its α-radiation does find practical use in small smoke detectors. All such instruments are clearly labelled as containing radioisotopes.

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