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mncorrado
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    It sounds like a plan. I will see if I can pull it off. I recall reading that millions of kids were once told not to sit close to a television as it would make your eyes go bad or something like that. I don’t think the tv’s messed up kids eyes… though maybe something else did. Probably from not completing their homework!

    From what I have read as well… the US watch companies were indeed phasing out the use of the Radium 226 as early as the 50’s. I guess risk is all relative. What is more dangerous… working at a gas station or liquor store late at night alone or occasionally handling a watch with a very small amount of radium? Probably both are extremely safe… except for the “one” that is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yea it all sounds scary but I would guess the same could be said about any processed food. Yet we all eat tons of the stuff.

    Jeff