This is a quote from another venue. I am simply throwing this out there for discussion and possible answers:
I know it sound like an April 1st joke, but it's not .
Last night went to my friend home with one of my mod (won't give the name..., but come from a polish modder), when i saw his Geiger counter...of course i took it to play a little with, probed my hand, my leg etc, messing around basically. And i tested on my mod...the Geiger counter gone crazy, my friend told me that the radiation was 19 times higher than the normal background radiation and definitely not safe for an everyday use. I will test with my atty too ASAP.
He too told me, that's something that happen quite a lot, since the contaminated SS usually is sold at low price....
My question is your mod radioactive too?
0.03mr/h is a base of radioactivity this could very well make sense it all depends on what setting the meter was on. 19 times normal activity is not alot it probably wont harm you im not a doctor or a specialist but there are certain types of dinner plates and bowls and drinking glasses that will meter way higher. You def. have peaked my curiosity tough and i will check my mod are you using a mesh wick.The reason i ask is you can use the mesh wicks from gas lanterns to check consistency of the meter this to will make the meter go crazy. there are lots of things in this world that are radioactive but i wouldnt worry too much..
This isn't me. This is a quote from another vaper that I pasted here. I will in turn paste your reply to him. IDK if he's a member here.
Oh yes I see now I didnt see the whole post. Navigating this site on the phone app. Kinda difficult but this subject is interesting too me so some more info on this would be greatly appreciated..
Plutonium mesh = no shorts LOL
here is something that may be useful putting things into perspective:
Radiation, how much is considered safe for humans? - MIT News Office
Of course without levels and exposure rates we really don't know and radiation is a tricky subject -- especially when you consider that the radiation exposure is going to be concentrated in your rand(s) and unfortunately your face...
It would be interesting to get more input from people that are medically / scientifically qualified to voice an opinion.
I can't just dismiss this... remember the Radium Girls?
The thought of sticking a radioactive PV in your face made me think of them...
Oddly enough when the original person in the other venue was questioned she disappeared. Her story was met with a fair bit of skepticism. She ended up accusing people of being harsh and not reading the OP correctly, that she was just asking a question.
One time in college I ventured out of my native chem lab and hung out the some of my physics buddies. One of them brought in what they called the "Uranium Bowl", which made a Geiger counter go nuts. We just threw it around and played with it.
Moral of the story is, there are lots of factors that go into radiation poisoning, such as rate of decay combined with time of exposure. Don't worry about it too much!
Ukrakia is a big steel exporter, that's why.
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