Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 15:25:58 -0400 (EDT)

Author: Richard Berg

Subject: Re: Cathode ray tubes for demos

Post:

Machele,

Wait no longer. Dockers now sells trowsers with a compartment for your
cell phone that is shielded for the radiation. I sent the following
message to my class in "nuclear physics and society" when this was brought
to my attention by a student!

Dick Berg

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Let me know what you think of this new innovation. It was brought to my
attention by Daniel recently.

http://www.theage.com.au/breaking/2002/09/12/FFXVP73KZ5D.html

A new pair of trousers will be launched next year with an
"anti-radiation" pocket for mobile phones.

The trousers have a special lining which the makers, Dockers, claim
prevent radiation reaching the skin.

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On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Machele Cable wrote:

> Just wear a lead suit at all times...no problems then. I'm waiting for some
> company to start marketing "shield" clothing.
>
> Chele
>
> Jim Kernohan wrote:
>
> > tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu writes:
> > >
> > >Be careful when you use these old tubes as they can emit x-rays.
> >
> > UNder waht conditions will they emit x-rays? Should I shorten the length
> > of time? lessen the voltage?
> >
> > How do I easily detect if I'm emiting x-rays?
> >
> > thanks!
> >
> > Jim
>
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