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You can tell by their glowing faces...

Radioactive consumer products:


It's surprising just what is out there that contains radioactives.



Dec. 5th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
A frizzen is part of a flintlock rifle. The hammer holds a piece of flint. When the trigger is pulled, the flint strikes the frizzen, which produces a spark that ignites the gunpowder.

Everything is radioactive, the air we breathe contains minute quantities of radon, water contains tiny amounts of tritium, even our own bodies contain radioactive isotopes such as carbon-14 and potassium-40.

Most stuff sold nowdays that "glows in the dark" is made of phosphorous and has to be "charged" by exposing it to light first. Gradually the charge wears out and the object stops glowing. These materials are non-radioactive. Watches, clocks and compasses used to be made with radium, which glows constantly without needing to be "charged". A few watch and compass makers still use tritium, which is also radioactive, but is safer than radium.

Vaseline glass was just a type of glassware, named because of it's pale yellow color, similar to Vaseline petroleum jelly. They used uranium as a coloring agent.

While I suppose you could use DU dice for gambling, they would be EXTREMELY heavy, about half a pound! They probably would not roll well, and would almost certainly mar whatever surface they were used on.