Running CRTs without implosion protection glass

js at js at
Fri Jul 1 14:27:16 CDT 2016

On 7/1/2016 2:03 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
> On 2016-07-01 2:46 PM, Ian Finder wrote:
>> That was my thought too- color CRTs 
>> are where this really mattered- which
>> is why I mentioned black and white.
>> I am not overly concerned, someone in 
>> the IRC channel I'm in asked and I
>> thought I'd ping. Even then, in a 
>> color CRT without any lead shielding, 
>> I'd
>> bet the emissions pale in comparison 
>> to any kind of real medical X-ray.
> Not a very good comparison because one 
> is pointed at your head for months or 
> years and the latter is momentary.
> --Toby

The body can handle very low-level, 
constant radiation.  This is 
self-evident as radiation exists pretty 
much everywhere naturally -- at a very 
low level.

It gets problematic either above a 
certain constand level, or with sudden 
(or instantaneous) higher doses.    Dose 
over time matters, but there is 
apparently some cumulative effect as well.

- J.

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