From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] Radiation Experiments
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:07:43 -0400
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And there are museums that have huge collections of this and other radioactive ware.   They usually have good procedures for keeping curators safe.  I'll be training at Winterthur in a couple weeks.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
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From: Dave Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Sent: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 5:17 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: Radiation Experiments

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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