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Peekay
Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/9 19:18

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Does anyone know if you can buy a device for detecting the level of radiation emitted by a computer monitor so that it can be compared against it's specification?.

I have always known that prolonged use of CRT monitors is discouraged and searching the web I can find plenty of research papers on the subject. However I can't find a device that would enable a consumer to run a simple home test on their working environment.

I can find a 'microwave oven leakage tester', I just can't find anything for computer monitors.

Can any gadget gurus out there point me in the right direction?
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Tabasco
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 0:10

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Peekay
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 0:30

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Thx tabasco. I've since found a couple of 'gauss' testers which test electromagnetic radiation.

There's a $35 product here at:

http://www.johnleemd.com/store/more_gauss.html

and some more serious kit at:

http://www.colepalmer.com

I have one suspect monitor in my studio which is about 5 years old and wanted to test it before I replaced it. I confess that if I work on it for any length of time I begin to feel unwell (although that could just be caused by the thought of having to buy a new monitor!)
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Tabasco
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 1:00

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Quote:

Peekay wrote:

I have one suspect monitor in my studio which is about 5 years old and wanted to test it before I replaced it. I confess that if I work on it for any length of time I begin to feel unwell (although that could just be caused by the thought of having to buy a new monitor!)


LOL, If it's giving off that much radiation you'll have a red face

Are you going to go with a LCD? Then there's no radiation.

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Peekay
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 11:56

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Yes I'll probably go for a flat screen now. The picture quality is much better than it used to be and the price is better too.

I was somewhat encouraged by the comment below on this monitor reviews website
Quote:
Despite recent low radiation designs, bulky CRT monitors are still simply a large electron gun pointed directly at your face.

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Herko
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 13:59

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so is your regular TV, and when you think about it, so is the sun My advice: wear cool shades

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dilbert166
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 16:50

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Quote:

Herko Coomans wrote:
...and when you think about it, so is the sun


that´s putting into the right scale, dontcha think? ) LOL
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Peekay
Re: Monitor radiation tester. Does such a thing exist?
  • 2005/10/10 20:50

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Thx to Herko's comments I've filed a patent for a CRT with a fourth gun. Mine has Red, Green, Blue and UVA. So now you can work on your tan while you work on your spreadsheet!.
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