[Tig] Polonium

Sam Dlugach samdlugach at mac.com
Thu Nov 30 22:43:06 GMT 2006

I haven't seen one of those negative brushes in years (that's a blink  
of an eye in half-life terms), but I remember that the deadly dust  
appeared to be merely glued on a strip of aluminum with a layer of  
varnish over it, then covered with a perforated metal grille.

Now in the absence of that element, one can still irradiate the  
neighbor's dog with the following household items: Radium watch  
dials, Americium smoke detectors, and Thorium gas mantles.  Here's a  
story about a kid with too much time and a little homemade breeder  
reactor on his hands:


Happy rad counting,

Sam Dlugach

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