[ RadSafe ] Speaking of a de minimis regulatory level ....
Ted de Castro
tdc at xrayted.com
Thu Dec 17 19:38:24 CST 2015
Recently while doing some consulting for an analytical x-ray
installation I explained the use of the HEW "Color TV limit" as a
"bullet proof" leakage criteria without needing to go any lower.
Thinking about that I realized that the HEW in declaring an acceptable
emission limit for an entertainment device in the home and often
attended by young children had in effect made a regulatory declaration
of de minimis acceptable radiation levels.
Never mind that few if any sets actually emitted this much, that the
ones that did only emitted that much out the back, that it applies only
to now obsolete technology and that it was stipulated under conditions
that rendered the image unviewable - never the less - its out there, in
federal law and effects to living rooms across the country!
I wonder what dose consequences were assumed in arriving at that standard?
Comments on this notion?
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