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my mattress while moving it to another place came in contact for 2 hours wth my old crt television which has dust , dust now on mattress , so is my matress now dangerous to sleep on because it was in contact with crt tv and radioactive dust ?

Hello, Mahmoud,

The amount of radiation emitted from a cathode ray tube television is negligible. Dust that has settled on a CRT television is no more radioactive than the dust that lands on your kitchen table. You are in no danger of radiation poisoning from the dust off a CRT.

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Delia White


Please do not ask me to diagnose or interpret images. I am not qualified to do so. I will reject all questions asking for my interpretation of images. I am the photographer, not the physician. I cannot "read" x-rays. Please consult a physician for that information. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.


I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and am registered as an X-ray, CT and MRI Technologist.

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