Running CRTs without implosion protection glass

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Fri Jul 1 14:30:31 CDT 2016

> On Jul 1, 2016, at 3:27 PM, js at wrote:
> 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.

Self evident except to those weirdos who cling to the "no safe level" myth.  A very nice myth if you're a dishonest lawyer -- it pays the bills.


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