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1967: Ohio State University’’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory’s Cigarette-Sized Radiation Checker

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FLASHBACK to February 1 1967: what better way to illustrate the marvel of a device for checking levels of cancer -inducing radiation than by comparing it to a cigarette?

Cigarette shows the size of a new portable device Ohio State University’’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory developed to warn employees using nuclear devices of potentially dangerous radiation in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 1, 1967. Ohio State said it is the first such device of this type, which emits sounds to warn of possibly dangerous radiation.