- source and safety of uranyl nitrate, UO2(NO3)2 for green UV art glass
I cannot find a source of uranium glass beads/wands for art making. It is mentioned online that one can make UV glass with a derivative of uranyl nitrate, UO2(NO3)2 . Does anyone know a source of uranyl nitrate, or raw glass material, and what are the minimum safety protocols, such as quantity, dust control, and respiration mask. Do the safety protocols change when working with raw glass, such as with off gassing or glass dust? It is my understanding either scenario is safe and legal as long as the working quantity and particulates are kept to a minimum.