Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in more than 20 states including New York, federal regulators said Thursday...The problem is described as a rather minor one -
“If someone has one of these, they could receive a small radiation dose from it,” he said. For example, he said someone keeping one of the boxes on a vanity in the bathroom and spending about 30 minutes a day near it for a year would receive the equivalent of a couple of chest x-rays..."The curmudgeon in us wants to point out that if you kept it next to your bed rather than in your bathroom, you would be exposed for 8 hours a day and thus get the equivalent of perhaps 32 xrays per year. But it's not really that much radiation. Only enough to do this -
The contamination was first discovered in California when two packages bound for Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in Santa Clara and San Jose containing four tissue holders triggered radiation alarms at truck scales, according to a Jan. 6 report posted on the NRC website.I wouldn't worry about it.