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Milber Dial Paint. Is it Radioactive? Is it safe?


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Hello y'all,

I have a quick question regarding this little beater. Does this seem radioactive to you?

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As you can see, the lettering on the logo and some description of the watches movement were brushed off by one of my water dipped q-tips. I had no idea it was that sensitive, and it also makes me think that this dial is super old.

Is it possible that it's radioactive? If its only a little, then I'm ok with that. But I'm not sure. I think it's fairly possible that this watch predates the 1960's when radium was not known to be bad. 

Feel free to bash me for the dial cleaning job or let me know if it's safe or not. 

Thank you,

-Matt 

 

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If it is, the hazard is not the radioactivity, but the material itself if ingested.

As it was washed off, it's unlikely there would be any free dust particles from it. Just dispose of the cleaning materials and wipe down the work area to get rid of any stray particles,

 

 

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