[ RadSafe ] Activity question

Mccormick, Luke I luke.mccormick at dhs.gov
Mon Dec 19 07:37:37 CST 2005

70 Bq used to be where DOT defined something as radioactive for

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Subject:    [ RadSafe ] Activity question
Author:     radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl
Date:       12/16/2005 5:07 PM

       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 under
       any conditions."

       So to that end I pose this question. Why the above "limit" what
       makes 70 Bq
       the "magic number" or rather might there be a "scientific basis
       for such a


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