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Tritium is not illegal in the US, but as with other radioisotopes it is regulated. It has many legal uses:

  • radiochemical tracer
  • tiny amounts are used in neon lamps and signs to help them start faster and more reliably
  • sealed ampules are used to make a phosphor glow to light watch and instrument dials ("safer" replacement for radium)
  • electric activated neutron sources (used in petroleum and other industries)
  • etc.
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Tritium itself is not illegal in the US. However, its use in products like gun sights is regulated due to safety concerns. Tritium is a radioactive material that can pose health risks if handled improperly or ingested. Regulations ensure its safe use and disposal.

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