rob at colorist.org
Sat Dec 2 18:04:50 GMT 2006
> ..but it showed things like a cigarette
> having more radioactivity than the antistatic chip. Living in
> Denver was
> also more radioactive as was a housebrick. They still make those
> brushes if you want to buy a couple of hundred of them.
> Here is their home page for anyone interested.
but as I think Sam Alexander noted, the Po210 in the StaticMaster
appeared not to be in any ceramic casing, but rather sprayed onto a
which was then "sealed" with something, which could have been a ceramic
coating, but did look more like lacquer to me. anyway I think we
that it would take a lot of work to make something dangerous out of
though there are warnings on the brush and package about the
of the active ingredient.
Perhaps the StaticMaster brushes have changed their design and now don't
use a lacquer, but a completely sealed cartridge.
regarding cigarettes, all the more reason etc.... housebricks:
hmmmm, and then
Several years ago an exhaustive study was made by a researcher with
published in journals and serialized in The New Yorker, about the
leukemia and rate of same for people who live under or close to high
transmission lines. The statistics were remarkable, with much
of the disease, especially among children, who lived close to hv
lines. However, this kind of information doesn't please the power
much, who have great influence over the government and lobbying
1000 times more powerful than scientists, which translates to money,
so the poor
people living near powerlines are powerless in regards to the health
So if a housebrick is proven to cause health problems, I wouldn't be
at all surprised
to hear that the information is suppressed by the infinitely powerful
industry :/ ...anyway I know this wasn't really your point Graham.
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