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Subject: Re: old x-ray machine...

Date: 07/18/02 at 10:59 PM
Posted by: Mike Gray
E-mail: mike@amerytel.net
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In Reply to: old x-ray machine... posted by Jeff on 07/18/02 at 6:20 PM:

All X-ray machines require the application of electrical power in order for them to produce X-rays. Therefore, it is "safe" in that respect. Prior to about 1962, the high voltage transformer industry often used oil containing PCB (PolyChlorinated Biphenyl)which is known to cause cancer. If there are no oil leaks, you should be okay, but if there are any leaks, then you should be concerned about the possiblity of the oil containing PCB's. In that case, you should contact your local hazardous waste facility and inquire as to how you can safely dispose of it.Regards,Mike Gray

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