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[*] posted on 10-1-2021 at 11:06
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Is Uranium glazed dishware actually dangerous?

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[*] posted on 10-1-2021 at 11:42


Quote: Originally posted by Metallophile  
Is Uranium glazed dishware actually dangerous?


Only if it hits you really hard.
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[*] posted on 10-1-2021 at 14:12


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"Right away I just wanted the kids to be safe," Bonuomo said when asked about her reaction. "I don't want the kids ever to think they're not safe." She also thought of her family and her husband, but, she said, "I knew we were going to be OK


Ironically, their extreme overreaction probably made the kids feel a lot more unsafe than warranted.
They should have used the opportunity to teach kids about radioactivity. I'm assuming some of the teachers at that school teach physics. The overreaction is a pretty sad indicator of the level of knowledge of the teachers there.




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[*] posted on 10-1-2021 at 20:14


So ridiculous. My high school chemistry teacher brought in her own Fiestaware plates to show to the class.



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[*] posted on 11-1-2021 at 05:45


I'm not sure where this madness leads into. In 20 years, we see reactions into things that we just purely laugh even at today's standards.

It appears that even the hazmat guys don't have knowledge about hazardous materials, hence they consider all materials hazardous and destroy them just in case.

Like said in another topic, sodium carbonate has an irritant sign on it, hence being hazardous material.
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[*] posted on 11-1-2021 at 13:35


Jesus Christ, I am very conscious about chemicals (my biggest thing is contamination of other surfaces) and probably could be considered to have a small bit of chemophobia but this is just ridiculous. They made it seem like he brought an angry vial of phosgene into class or something. Pure insanity.

Oh and to answer the question, as long as you're not inhaling the dust from the broken glass or eat off of the glass (you probably could eat off of it but if you scratch the glass and create some powder you would ingest that powder, likely not enough to do much but you just generally want to avoid what you can) then you would be perfectly fine.

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[*] posted on 11-1-2021 at 17:07


Do you supposed they've checked for Americium based smoke detectors yet?



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[*] posted on 12-1-2021 at 06:21


Quote: Originally posted by unionised  
Quote: Originally posted by Metallophile  
Is Uranium glazed dishware actually dangerous?


Only if it hits you really hard.


This actually made me lol. I needed it this morning. Thank you sir.
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[*] posted on 12-1-2021 at 11:06
Laughable


That's my opinion of this paranoia.
In 1970 we used uranium glazes
for pottery in 7th grade art class.




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[*] posted on 12-1-2021 at 12:59


Quote: Originally posted by Texium (zts16)  
So ridiculous. My high school chemistry teacher brought in her own Fiestaware plates to show to the class.
Worth clarifying though, this was in 2013, so there are still some good chemistry teachers out there even though hysteria surrounding chemicals has been becoming more common. Don't lose all faith.



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[*] posted on 15-1-2021 at 11:12


On another note, I attended an NHS (worthless organization in my opinion, too many people in it) induction and a kid wore goggles..... to light a plain candle.... I have no idea if this was an attempt at being humorous as he didn't wear the goggles when he lit other candles but it made me cringe to the depths of my soul. The entire "show" they put on was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever sat through. I do not recommend it. I was in fact so zoned out listening to mind numbing speeches and acts of humiliation that the curtain behind them began slowly moving in a wave like pattern. Amazing how boredom and cringe can simulate psychedelics huh?
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