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It's likely not dangerous, especially sitting in your garage. A count rate reading from a GM tube tells you very little. Not only is there no information about the energy of the radiation being recorded, you make no mention of the distance your probe was from the source during the time of the reading. You also failed to specify a background count rate. A ...


Even in your "reference article" it it said: "The actual amount of radioactivity is extremely low -less than the normal background radiation you get from rocks and stuff" and "if in fact it's a problem, is that uranium is a heavy metal, as is lead [;]both could leach into food, particularly if it's acidic." So if you really wonder the risk for your health, ...

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