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mikeland

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Thorium in Welding?
« on: Mar 17, 2004, 06:25 »
Does anyone have any info about the amount and type of 'rare' materials that can end up in welding supplies?

I suspect that Thorium in certain materials represents a hazard?

alphadude

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Re: Thorium in Welding?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2004, 07:01 »
thorium, cadmium, chrome, nickle are the major ones, thorium is not volatile

wave_theory

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Re: Thorium in Welding?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2004, 10:28 »
Read what the Health Physics Society has to say:

http://hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q1593.html

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Re: Thorium in Welding?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2004, 06:19 »
welding is gives less dose than smoking.
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