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Is it ok for kids to wear watches with luminescent markings? I thought they were radioactive?

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Dr. Warren Ervin
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, most are safe

Most children's watch dials now use phosphorescent paint, commonly called "glow-in-the-dark" paint, which emits visible light for a time after light exposure.
It is used as an alternative to radio luminescent paint, which does emit small amounts of radiation.

In brief: Yes, most are safe

Most children's watch dials now use phosphorescent paint, commonly called "glow-in-the-dark" paint, which emits visible light for a time after light exposure.
It is used as an alternative to radio luminescent paint, which does emit small amounts of radiation.
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