New Study Warns Against Radium-Dialed Watches

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New Study Warns Against Radium-Dialed Watches

Post by Racer-X » June 27th 2018, 9:44pm

"According to a five-year study carried out by research teams at the University of Northampton and Kingston University, and funded by UNESCO, the International Union of Geological Sciences, and the International Geoscience Programme, antique radium-dialed watches could be a legitimate health hazard for their owners."

http://wornandwound.com/new-study-warns-against-radium-dialed-watches/
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Post by conjurer » June 27th 2018, 10:10pm

What radon gas does:

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.


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Post by Racer-X » June 27th 2018, 10:21pm

These were very high levels, but it was also 30 watches in one room. According to the study, it was roughly 362 pCi/L in US Radon units. Divide by 30 watches and you have 12 pCi/L per watch. US EPA action level is 4 pCi/L.
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Re: New Study Warns Against Radium-Dialed Watches

Post by koimaster » January 24th 2021, 12:44am

New Report Shows Radium Dials Might Pose Serious Danger
A new study's in on radium dials, and a previously unsuspected danger has been unearthed.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/new-r ... ous-danger
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Post by biglove » January 24th 2021, 5:17am

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Re: New Study Warns Against Radium-Dialed Watches

Post by bbattle » January 24th 2021, 6:13am

Radon gas can be a problem in your house because it comes up from the ground. It can be hazardous once it gets above a certain concentration. Because of the geology around here, houses are tested for radon whenever they are sold. If the level is high, they can install a crawlspace fan and an exhaust "chimney" to move the radon gas out.

My 9th grade science teacher used his radium dial watch to illustrate radioactivity using a geiger counter. He was on board a ship during the raid on Pearl Harbor. He lived to be 93.
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