[time-nuts] RoHS Solder

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Fri Sep 25 21:52:39 UTC 2009

Glanced at a book in a store by an artist for Mad magazine,
Harvey Kurtzman.

Saw a cartoon of a steam radiator in a tenement room. Caption was
"Exposed: The Truth About Radiation" 

Bill Hawkins 

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Forster
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 3:30 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] RoHS Solder

Years ago I had a friend in the Nuclear Powerplant business. The DOE or
AEC had this fiction of the "AEC Cow" used to set radiation limits.

They assumed a cow would spend 24/7/365 grazing against the fence of a
plant, and that a single kid would be drinking every drop of milk from
that cow.

In fact, the kid would die from heart disease brought on by Cholesterol of
many, many hundreds long before any radiation impact was seen.


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