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Old 07-31-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
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I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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Gh0zt36, Tritium has a half-life of only 12.5 years. That means in 25 years it is completely dead. Of the three primary types of radiation, alpha, beta and gamma, tritium emits a weak form of beta radiation, the weakest of the three.

Tritium is a hazard only when taken inside the body (internal hazard). Tritium primarily enters the body when people drink tritiated water. People may also inhale tritium as a gas or absorb it through their skin, but exposure to harmful levels of tritium through these exposure pathways is very unlikely. Once tritium enters the body, it is quickly and uniformly distributed throughout the body, going directly into soft tissues and organs. The associated dose to these tissues is generally uniform and dependent on the tissues’ water content.
The body removes tritium naturally in the same way it removes water - by excreting it in the urine. As with all ionizing radiation, in theory, we assume exposure to tritium could increase the risk of developing cancer.

Extracted from this EPA site.

So, after it's wrapped in glass, plastic and surrounded by metal, the chance that it will harm your wee-wee is nil. Unless you break the capsules open and actually drink them, in which case you might get cancer in 30 years. Even if they break on your skin, absorption is unlikely.

I hope this official information helps you!

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #13
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you were worried about irradiating your balls?
You've never met me, have you?
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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Well atleast if I run out of ammo I can throw the gun at the BG feet and shoot the sights with my backup and in 5-10 yrs he might have a skin problem xD

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I hope they're safe. The new handgun I ordered has them.

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I hope they're safe. The new handgun I ordered has them.
Well from everything I've read in this thread. it looks like they're fine but DO NOT DROP YOUR GUN . And if you do drop your gun do not lick the tritium and smear it in your eyes.
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Just dont be trying to lick the tritium out of them ;-)

They are fine, ive used night sights on handguns for 12 years now and i havent ever heard of a case of poisoning from them.
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Does anyone think radiation to.. certain areas.. will make it bigger?

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Does anyone think radiation to.. certain areas.. will make it bigger?
I thonk viagra would be cheaper.:-P
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