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http://home.clara.net/darvill/nucrad/types.htm

I've seen an old cash safe used to safely store gamma sources,
primarily because it was made of steel 50mm thick, rather than the fact it had secure lock on it.

If you value your health don't experiment with radioactive materials ...

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Marie Skłodowska Curie (November 7, 1867 July 4, 1934) was a physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing and, subsequently, French citizenship. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, and the first female professor at the University of Paris.

Her death on July 4, 1934, at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, in Haute-Savoie, eastern France, was from aplastic anemia, almost certainly contracted from exposure to radiation. The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were then not yet known, and much of her work had been carried out in a shed without any safety measures. She had carried test tubes containing radioactive isotopes in her pocket and stored them in her desk drawer

Due to their levels of radioactivity, her papers from the 1890s (and even her cookbook) are considered too dangerous to handle. They are kept in lead-lined boxes; those who wish to consult them must wear protective clothing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sklodowska-Curie
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