From: Dave Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] Radiation Experiments
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:52:50 -0400
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My grandma lived to the ripe old age of 92, mixing eggs, cakes, and everything she cooked in an orange fiestaware bowl that now sits in my office behind lead shields.  Seriously though, the one good thing about it is that fact that it's immobilized, and thus you aren't spreading it around and don't need to worry about contamination that way (for the most part).  If done right I think it's a great way to display the concept of radiation.  I assume it's a one class period thing, so exposure time is short, so I really don't anticipate any problems.

Now how many have tied coleman mantles with your teeth back when you were younger and not as wise?

Good luck


On 08/15/2013 06:22 PM, Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann wrote:



From: Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:21 PM
Subject: Radiation Experiments



Hello, Everybody,


Are “radiation experiments” with Fiestaware considered “safe”?  [Instructor would take readings.]


Thank you!


Ruth Ann



Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee

Amy LeVesconte Professorship of Chemistry

JAMP Faculty Director

Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

900 College Street

Belton, TX  76513-2599










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