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    Re: If looking for a Bubble Sextant...
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2019 Dec 24, 16:34 -0500
    Hi Chris

    Subjectively, ANY ionizing radiation can be considered harmful.  To what degree is the question.  Its the dose of the radiation that matters.  The sextants will be releasing detectable radioactivity, a very small but continuous dose, so I would say relatively safe.  You aren't going to get radiation sickness, but you are increasing your background radiation level.  If it was non-ionizing radiation, I would have zero concern, but that simply isn't the case here.  You most definitely are increasing your background level and thus increasing your risk.

    I would strongly consider storing the sextants in a metal case.  Perhaps a gun safe.  That will decrease your exposure.  

    There are medical professionals on-board.  Perhaps they can shed some light.



    On Tue, Dec 24, 2019, 4:17 PM Chris Caswell <NoReply_Caswell@fer3.com> wrote:

    Hi Brad,

    Do you think (or know) if the amount of radiation from these sextants is harmful?

    Thank you,

    Chris in VT

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