[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Radioactive water treatment devices on ebay

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Thu May 9 13:08:24 CDT 2013


Are those 2 - 3 counts/10 minutes with your ZnS scintillometer *above*
background?  I ask because that is a not-unusual background countrate,
with some alpha scint. probes.  TIA and


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From: Robert Atkinson <robert8rpi at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 2:43 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Radioactive water treatment devices on ebay- the
Rejuvenator returns
To: "radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>

Has anyone else noticed the appearence of "Quantum Scalar Energy"
pendents and similar items on ebay? The items are clamed to produce
"negative ions",but it's not mentioned that they are slightly
radioactive. Some ads show the "negative ions" being detected with a
geiger counter. The pendants appear to contain NORM, possibly Thorium
rich sand, encapsulated in resin and are probably harmless. I have one
and it produces low levels of beta and gamma radiation but virtually
no alphas (2-3 counts in 10 minutes with a ZnS scintillaton detector).
A slightly more worrying development is that they are now selling
water "filters" with a "Quantum Scalar Energy" stick to go in it. It
appears to be a simple mechanical filter (says PP, Polyproplyene?) no
activated carbon or ion exchange so it's probabaly not a good filter
and certainly won't make contaminated water safe as claimed. The
"Quantum Scalar Energy" stick contins unknown material, but is
probably similar
 to the pendants but with the risk of internal contamination.
Are these things legal? At best the claims are misleading. I think
something should be done, but I'm in the UK and they are on ebay.com
and the seller is probabaly in China.
Any thoughts?

Robert Atkinson CEng MRAeS
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