Running CRTs without implosion protection glass

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Fri Jul 1 13:43:58 CDT 2016

> On Jul 1, 2016, at 2:41 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at> wrote:
> I know a few list members who have been doing this, after fixing CRT
> cataracts.
> Was that glass additionally leaded to cut down on X-rays at all? Is there a
> risk to that?
> These are mostly black and white CRTs.

From what I remember, the concerns about X-rays didn't appear until the higher acceleration voltages used in color CRTs.  I'm not sure if it's significant even there, unless you're worried about lawyers rather than reality.


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