It's not hard to shield against caesium; I wouldn't worry if I were her. The energy is less than 1 MEV by a long shot; only a few hundred thousand KEV, if I recall correctly. Enough to ionize upon contact, but it doesn't require much more than a lead-lined room to keep it shielded.
"Elmer L. Fairbank" wrote: > At 09:31 11/9/2002 -0700, M Marc wrote: > > >I was in one of the classrooms at Parirenwatwa Hospital (formerly Sir Sanford > >Fleming Hospital) in Harare, Zimbabwe, about 7 or 8 years ago, and saw a > >display > >of what happened when a janitor picked up a small vial of caesium powder > >and put > >it in his pocket (it was a lesson on the need for proper storage security > >-- this > >kind of incident would be unthinkable in an OECD country's hospital. One would > >hope, anyway). He only had it for a day before he gave it to a doctor, > > <sparing of details> > > How comforting. My office is sandwiched between a plant growth room and > Cesium storage. > > Till the glow-worm > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================