A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2019 Dec 26, 00:09 -0800
I do have one very specific concern, which has not been addressed. Ingestion. Paint is not permanent. It can and will degrade, producing dust. The degradation is neither enhanced nor inhibited by the addition of radium. As the radium infused dust moves about, it will migrate out of your instrument, onto your hands and then into your body. One can argue that the amount is minuscule, yet no level of ingestion is safe.