[ RadSafe ] Activity question

jjcohen at prodigy.net jjcohen at prodigy.net
Fri Dec 16 18:09:33 CST 2005

Several years ago, we did a study for the NRC, that recommended that
anything <1.0 nci/g  (regardless of the radionuclides(s) involved) could be
considered "essentially not radioactive" for regulatory purposes. They did
not accept the recommendation, largely due to prevailing LNT beliefs. Just
out of curiosity,  does anyone know of any dire health and safety
consequence that might have resulted if this recommendation had been

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <LNMolino at aol.com>
To: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 2:07 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Activity question

> recently eBay the online auction site has "banned radioactive" items from
> their site. In a recent letter to a person offering unprocessed ores on
the site
>  (a seemingly common practice) the following statement was made  by eBay.
> "Please also remember that anything that has a specific activity greater
> than 70 Bq per gram (.002 microcurie per gram) is not permitted on eBay
> any conditions."
> So to that end I pose this question. Why the above "limit" what makes 70
> the "magic number" or rather might there be a "scientific basis for such a
> "limit"?
> Thanks.
> Louis N.  Molino, Sr., CET
> LNMolino at aol.com
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