Dangers of radioctive glass in Apo-lanthar lens

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I find an Apo-lanthar in a flea market and bought it. Searching for information in this forum I read that it may contain a radioctive element. Some time ago I read that some lenses may be dangerous due to radiation. Can anyone tell if it is safe to use this lens? Thank you all

-- Rodrigo Malta (tostesmalta@tostesmalta.com.br), October 23, 2001


Take a look at this page for info on radioactive lenses:


-- David Goldfarb (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), October 23, 2001.

It emits Alpha particles. Don't sleep with it under your pillow. Don't remount it as eyeglasses. Sell it to me cheap...or go have some fun with it.

-- Jim Galli (jimgalli@lnett.com), October 26, 2001.

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