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MakkyBrown

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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 06:01:43 PM »
Cut 3 very nice stones from TV glass and haven't died yet, despite the Avatar name.

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Ghost.
I reckon you'd be pretty safe with 3 stones. I think it's more of a long term thing where it accumulates. I was reading one study measuring the rates of leaching out of different types of tv glass as there are concerns about it in land fill. Cutting or grinding the glass would have to increase the rate. Could just wear a glove but I'm not going to cut leaded glass myself.

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 08:21:38 PM »
I don't think I would be all that worried about faceting lead glass, really how much contact do you have with the lead glass or its slurry when faceting.
I have seen some interesting stones cut from Uranium glass, I don't reckon I would do it though,  that's a bit risky. Swallow a speck of that and you might have Alpha particles zapping through your body, nah.

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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 10:33:11 PM »
lol, I didn't even know there was uranium glass. So google it..once made into tableware.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_glass
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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 05:51:58 AM »
It's pretty stuff but apart from glowing it doesn't do much, quite popular with collectors.

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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2019, 07:11:34 PM »
I don't think I would be all that worried about faceting lead glass, really how much contact do you have with the lead glass or its slurry when faceting.
I have seen some interesting stones cut from Uranium glass, I don't reckon I would do it though,  that's a bit risky. Swallow a speck of that and you might have Alpha particles zapping through your body, nah.

What are you worried about, our new airconditioner and ozone generators basically generate them as antibacterial agents.  Alpha particles are generally hydrogen irons wizzing through the air instead of being in solution.  They don't last long.

Its the heavy metal poisoning from uranium that is worse.
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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2019, 08:16:55 PM »
Uranium decays into lead eventually.
So after quite a few billion years you will die of lead poisoning anyway.

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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2019, 10:12:15 PM »
I don't think I would be all that worried about faceting lead glass, really how much contact do you have with the lead glass or its slurry when faceting. I have seen some interesting stones cut from Uranium glass, I don't reckon I would do it though,  that's a bit risky. Swallow a speck of that and you might have Alpha particles zapping through your body, nah.
What are you worried about, our new airconditioner and ozone generators basically generate them as antibacterial agents.  Alpha particles are generally hydrogen irons wizzing through the air instead of being in solution.  They don't last long.Its the heavy metal poisoning from uranium that is worse.



Mmmmm. That sounds like a modern day something they said to the Radium girls.
For MB  ;) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls

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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2019, 08:43:07 AM »
Thanks OP, a sad tale.
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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2019, 01:46:11 PM »
Thanks OP, a sad tale.


Indeed.

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Re: TV glass toxicity?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 08:57:26 AM »
Hi OP

Re Radium Girls,

TRUE, alpha particles were to blame.  But they were pointing their paint brushes on their lips.  As a result they ingested a fair amount of radium.

The dosage and where it is applied is the key.  Swallowing large amouts of alphs emitters will eat you from the inside, as well as poison you.

Leave same in contact with your skin, and you get burns there, as you would if you sunbaked a spot way too long. 

In both instances there's also the increased risk of cancer. 

But there is a background level of alpha particles floating around that we take for granted.

I'm not advocating we eat the dust,  but basic hygene measures, including cleaning your machine should be sufficient protection for the small amount we would be likely to cut.

Regards
Gordon
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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