[ RadSafe ] CRT monitor radiation "scare" at Newark airport

Ahmad Al-Ani ahmadalanimail at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 20 13:42:45 CST 2010

It did not trigger an alarm, according to the report. It "caused" alarm and 
triggered response.

Also, it says the "mass" of the monitor what started all of this. I think that 
the metallic or "phosphoric" inner coating of the tube showed a suspected object 
under x-ray screening. In my latest trip out of Toronto, I have two thermos 
bottles in one of the bags, they looked like a a small propane cylinder at the 
x-ray screening monitor, I did not believe it myself.


----- Original Message ----
From: Clayton J Bradt <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Mon, December 20, 2010 9:17:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] CRT monitor radiation "scare" at Newark airport

It is very hard to believe that the exposure rate from a monitor was enough
to trigger an alarm.  What must their set-points be?

Clayton J. Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health
Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509

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