By purchasing anything on this website the purchaser agrees that they have read and understand ALL of the following:
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1) SAFETY WARNINGS
2) CLEANUP of ACCIDENTS
3) YOUR OWN RISK: RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
4) SHIPPING — Legality, Safety
5) EMERGENCY CALL 911 – plus Notes
6) RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE, SALE, or SHIPMENT
7) REFUNDS and RETURNS
MINERALS, ELEMENTS, SPECIMENS:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN !
KEEP AWAY FROM PETS !
PRIMARY DANGERS OF MISUSE OR MISHANDLING LIE IN ACCIDENTAL INGESTION OR INHALATION OF SOLID PARTICLES THAT BECOME AIRBORNE
STORE SECURELY IN AN ADEQUATELY SHIELDED CONTAINER AS TO REDUCE SURFACE ACTIVITY TO .5mREM/HR. AND/OR KEEP SECURE FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM LIVING THINGS AS TO OBSERVE THE INVERSE SQUARE LAW OF LIGHT AND RADIATION ADEQUATELY ENOUGH TO ENSURE INCONSEQUENTIAL LEVELS OF EXPOSURE.
LABEL, KEEP LABELED , OR PROVIDE SIGNAGE AS NEEDED TO PREVENT UNDUE EXPOSURE TO PEOPLE OR PETS.
Totally safe when used and kept responsibly, by adults, for educational purposes:
None of the materials sold on this site, in the quantities in which they are offered, emit enough ionizing radiation to endanger humans when they are exposed to them for limited amounts of time in reasonable ways (such as held in the hand conservatively, contained in a test tube as not to leave residue on the skin to remain or accidentally be ingested). That is why there are Nuclear Regulatory sections allowing possession and transfer of small amounts uranium and thorium, either as geological specimens, ore, or in their natural isotopic concentrations and in the form of depleted uranium, for research, development, educational, commercial, or operational purposes.
Still, this is a site for educational supplies, not a site for all the information or preparedness you may require before purchase and receipt. Research and know what you are buying before you buy and keep it. There is no rush. Information sources about prospecting natural uranium samples are often a good starting point.
Just because something is natural does not make it safe to call “negative ion therapy” and wear as jewelry of keep in the pocket, gradually doing damage or posing an eventual health risk as hours roll by. People have been well-advised not to place desert rocks from Jurassic Canyon in their pocket until testing them. In fact, some natural uranium ore is more active at under 50% elemental uranium than pure, 100% U238 metal called “depleted uranium” (DU) because the autunite still contains highly active trace amounts of U235 and radium, for example. Limited exposure, distance, and shielding all play roles in safety. More or less of one may warrant more or less of the other.
CLEANUP of ACCIDENTS
Thoroughly clean up any spillage, breakage, or accidental distribution of matter in any area potentially affected. Prudent methods may include use of ultraviolet blacklight, magnification and/or a radiation meter for aided detection and confirmation of removal of all particles, and the use of adhesive tape or any other means for retrieval and disposal.
VACUUM CLEANER? WAIT! — Before using any kind of electric vacuum cleaner you may want to consider whether or not the matter is small enough or potentially able to become pulverized small enough by use of a vacuum cleaner enough to escape through the vacuum bag or reservoir and into the air where inhalation may be more dangerous than leaving the matter on the floor or surface, marked and cordoned off, until safer means are available.
Dampening may help against making solid particles airborne but may also cause soluble material to dissolve. Consult your professor or other qualified professional if in doubt before inadvertently permeating a valuable or permanent surface or textile with dissolved chemicals or heavy metals.
Discard any potentially contaminated material inside multiple, concentric, secure disposable containers (do not recycle). We generally do not sell materials that have not been recommended by authorities for such disposal in miniscule quantity such as vestigial residue of a gram of powder largely reclaimed and re-contained. For disposal of larger amounts contact us to discuss potentially sending the material to us and being reimbursed for your postage.
YOUR OWN RISK —
RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT:
By purchasing any item or items from the GeigerCheck.com website or from its owner by any other means such third party websites or direct contact, the buyer warrants all of the following:
1. The buyer will use these items in compliance with their federal, state, and local laws and policies.
2. Before purchase and before receipt of any merchandise, the buyer will have become diligently informed of any and all applicable legal, safety, and ethics-related knowledge, requirements, practices, and/or precautions relevant to such items. It is the buyer’s responsibility to find and study any material required to learn any such facts before purchase (in order to know they are buying responsibly) and before receipt of such merchandise, for the safety of the buy, others, and all living things, so that they may never be intentionally nor unintentionally used, misused, handled, mishandled, or stored inappropriately.
3. The buyer and understands and acknowledges they receive and use any merchandise at their own risk, and they understand and acknowledge the following statements below:
The owner(s) of the website GeigerCheck.com i.e. the sellers of items listed there shall not be held financially nor legally responsible for any non-compliance with federal, state, or local laws or policies, nor will they be held financially nor legally responsible for consequences of misuse, (intentional or unintentional), negligence, accidents, or acts of God or nature involving merchandise originating from this company.
CLEANUP of ACCIDENTS
It is the responsibility of the buyer to effectively and thoroughly clean up any spillage, breakage, or accidental distribution of matter in any area potentially affected, such as but not necessarily limited to the use of ultraviolet blacklight, magnification and/or a radiation meter for aided detection and confirmation of removal of all particles, and the use of adhesive tape or any other means for retrieval and disposal. If there is any question whatsoever as to the presence of residue that can be harmful to living things including but not limited to children or pets on floors, the buyer is fully responsible for calling in Poison Control or other qualified, professional assistance. This company will not be held financially nor legally liable for any associated consequences nor expenses, but it will do its best to provide any and all helpful records or information to aid in identifying what materials were involved if there is any question as to the substance that was sold to the buyer
SHIPPING — Legality and Safety Note:
This very small educational supplier, owner of (and seller from) GeigerCheck.com, operates transparently in strict compliance with all federal laws and Florida state laws, as well as any laws and policies local to us. This includes being thoroughly familiar and compliant with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Code of Federal Regulations as well as all rules, restrictions and procedures set forth by the United States Postal Service and/or any postal carrier. Compliance with these codes as well as due common sense ensures public safety on our part in regard to our shipping policies and procedures, including but not limited to the the parcels bearing at least the minimum required labeling put forth by the NRC and USPS (or other carrier) and the surface activity of the parcel not exceeding .5mRem/hr. as measured by any reasonable means including a Geiger Mueller counter equipped with a standard, cylindrical GM survey probe such as a GQ brand, model GMC 300 unit.
NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
No class 7 radioactive specimen, sample, or item containing any uranium or thorium will ever be shipped out of the United States. Currently the website only accepts orders coats to coast and to Alaska. If you are in a United States territory you may file a request and we will consult the NRC with an inquiry as to the current legal or advisable status of the possibility of shipment to your location
EMERGENCY CALL 911 (and notes)
In case of human swallowing or inhalation of solid particles of material that is potentially hazardous in this situation, including radioactive or heavy metal samples: call 911 immediately and have the material as well as its specific, identifying names or descriptions on hand.
If you would like to contact us to clarify what was sold to you or someone you know: There are no guarantees we can be reached immediately but if we may be of assistance in identifying substances removed from their properly labeled containers or accompanying documentation you may message us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide the following information to them in the meantime:
We sell small samples of the following materials which may be told easily apart:
autunite (uranium mica) – yellow or green, flakey, fluorescent under UV blacklight
thorium dioxide – white, powdery unless bound like white plastic or plaster
depleted uranium (DU, U238) – silvery or possibly tarnished metal lumps or fragments, heavy like lead, distinctly 100% metal
uranium rocks – unremarkable-looking rocks, brown or gray and chalky-surfaced, sometime with traces of minor yellow inclusions, typical Jurassic Canyon type uranium ore-bearing rocks
In case of pet ingestion immediately take pet to emergency care. If unavailable, contact emergency veterinarians for advice by phone or live chat. If unavailable, in cases of heavy metals such as uranium or thorium, consider orally administering teaspoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide, swallowed to induce vomiting until material has been likely been successfully regurgitated (only take such matters into your own hands if professional help is unavailable, we are not pet professionals aside from some veterinary technician experience). Re-hydrate the animal and seek veterinarian assistance ASAP. Autunite and other materials may dissolve in stomach acid and become invisible, so there may or may not be any material to visibly confirm in the regurgitate.
RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY :
This company reserves the right to refund any purchase and temporarily or permanently decline any shipment of materials that are potentially hazardous in the wrong hands, whether the intended recipient is known to themselves or others to be qualified for receipt of the items or not.
Potential reasons include: our suspicion (for any reason) that irresponsible, unethical, illegal, or dangerous use may become of items sent to any would-be buyer, or suspicion that under-age persons without parental supervision may receive the items. You may politely file an appeal with us to research or carefully vet you further if you have been declined or had your order rejected.
The adult signature of the actual, qualified buyer may be required for receipt of delivery of any items which are potentially dangerous in the wrong hands.
We reserve the right to decline service to individuals who we deem abusive or excessively or repeatedly rude, as it may cause reasonable suspicion or be an indication something else is amiss with the transaction.
REFUNDS and RETURNS
If we send you the wrong thing or it was no good because it’s our fault, no worries, we’ll replace it or, if we can’t, we’ll refund or exchange it. Otherwise:
All sales are final. No returns for refund, store credit, or exchange will be accepted unless an incorrect item was sent or this company deems the product defective or unacceptable and accepts responsibility for the issue.
Any item originating from this company will be accepted in order to, at no expense to us, repossess the item for purposes of safety or disposal if the current owner wishes to be relieved of the item. NRC and shipper guidelines of legality, code or policy compliance, and safety must be followed, however, and if this requires we send a properly shielded and labeled container be sent with return label, this company will provide it at cost after being paid shipping and profit-free handling and packaging.