Is it dangerous for pets to sit on top of RPTV?

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  1. Paul W

    Paul W Second Unit

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    When my Toshiba was being serviced, the tech pointed out the large steel plate in from of the CRTs and said it was shielding for any stray X-rays that were generated by the CRTs.
    Since the top of the RPTV set is not shield (nor the back or sides), I was curious if there is a risk of exposured to animals that like to set on top of the set.
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  2. MickeS

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    Hmmm.... why would a CRT emit x-rays? Never heard of that before. I'm sure your pet is fine.
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  3. Damien Montanile

    Damien Montanile Stunt Coordinator

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    Well,
    If your pet Grows a third tail....or starts running into walls at full speed. Id worry...
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  4. RyanDinan

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    X-Rays are produced whenever high-speed electrons strike an object....This is how CRT's work.....hence, cathode ray tube. Since cathode ray's are a type of x-ray, I could see how some could stray a bit. Why do you think computer monitors are so heavy? They have a lead casing to block the rays. They aren't too dangerous though - Not unless you sit 1" in front of a CRT for days and days [​IMG]
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