[ RadSafe ] Re: Thorium in gas lamps

Mercado, Don don.mercado at lmco.com
Fri Jun 23 14:02:56 CDT 2006

I have a thoriated lantern mantel here at my desk that was made in China for a company called Texsport in Houston, Texas, item #14210. I bought it in a "military surplus" store last year. www.texsport.com

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From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of alstonchris at netscape.net
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 10:41 AM
To: syd.levine at mindspring.com; radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Re: Thorium in gas lamps


You have to look for the ones "Made in India."  The thoriated ones Made in USA" probably are mostly gone from the shelves now, but the Indian varieties are likely very competitive on price with the yttriated (?) type now made here.


"Syd H. Levine" <syd.levine at mindspring.com> wrote:
>None, or very, very little in the mantles being sold these days.  For 
>the off-brand ones sold in Wal-Mart and elsewhere still contained Thorium 
>even after it was removed from the Coleman products, but I believe even 
>those have disappeared now.  It's a shame since they made really nice check 
>sources.  They still show up on eBay as check sources from time to time.
>Syd H. Levine
>AnaLog Services, Inc.
>Phone:  (270) 276-5671
>Telefax:  (270) 276-5588
>E-mail:  analog at logwell.com
>Web URL:  www.logwell.com

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