Is it worth buying a geiger counter?
I am from Canada and I am about 13 hours from the west coast in Alberta. Since the government is not testing for radiation and are not informing the public I am worried about the safety of my children. That said, geiger counters are crazy expensive right now and really hard to find. I do spend a lot of time outdoors digging in my garden and I worry about my children playing in the sandbox at school.
These are the two models I am looking at. Both measure alpha, beta and gamma. The Monitor 4 is probably less sensitive than the Digilert 100 and the Digilert 100 has a digital readout. I am just not sure it is worth it to spend almost $300 more dollars to purchase the Digilert over the Monitor 4. There is a big difference in price.
Monitor 4 Geiger Counter
Cost in Canada $680.00
Digilert 100 Geiger Counter
Cost in Canada $950.00
Have any of you purchased geiger counters since the price has gone up and do you have any regrets? My hubby thinks I am crazy to spend that much money on something I will probably never use. His words!
Do you think it would be valuable to have a geiger counter at this time? It is a lot of money to spend but for some peice of mind maybe it is worth it.
I would appreciate your thoughts.