[ RadSafe ] Activity question

Jose Julio Rozental joseroze at netvision.net.il
Sat Dec 17 03:31:24 CST 2005

GO TO RADSAFE SITE 3 March 1997 to understand the reason why 70 Bq per gram
was selected

GO TO  RADSAFE SITE 22 Nov 2000 and find part of the answer -- today's

Jose Julio Rozental
joseroze at netvision.net.il

----- Original Message -----
From: <LNMolino at aol.com>
To: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2005 1:07 AM
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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