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DONT BE ALARMED BY THIS i am a nerd who collects this stuff so dont be scared (this is nothing compared to flying in an airplane)
it uses uranium ore to color the stuff and thus it fluoresces bright green LIKE CARTOON RADIATION GREEN
fiestaware used to use uranium oxide which was highly radioactive. it was a glaze which meant DONT EAT ACIDIC FOODS OR UR GONNA BE RADIOACTIVE. it emi...
radium clocks used radium with activated zinc sulphide which would glow when hit with alpha radiation. that stuff is long since gone but with radium-2...
go to your local antique store and freak out the owners so that you will do them a favor (and yourself)! hope you have fun with all your things (pleas...
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True but they also emit gasses that contain radioactive elements that release beta and gama rays also, I did a report on it back in the 70s, wish I could find a copy of that report now.
What type of reactor did you do your report on, and what was the report's focus?
Geiger counters usually measure in counts (discharges) per minute. Most of the newer computer controlled ones do some very rough math to come up with milli-Rem or milli/nano-Sievert which is a measure of energy absorbed by living tissue but these numbers should be taken lightly because unless the detector is capable of being energy/type calibrated, and you take into account what inside of you is getting the dose the math is a bit weak. Fun to play with but not something to worry about. So unless you work with REALLY radioactive stuff you'll never get to a place where the amount of exposure would override the math errors.
Great read but I would like to point out he had built a neutron generator and was breeding fissile material with no thought to shielding or material controls. No reasonable amount (including a few unreasonable amounts) of collecting of radioactive artifacts will bring that kind of nightmare down on you. For all intents and purposes uranium trapped in glass/ceramic and radium trapped in gauges and watches are pretty safe to handle provided you don't eat it, sleep on a bed of it, or have your underwear made of it.
so you got a drsb-88 geiger counter?
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