I recently disassembled my Big Screen CRT projection tv. I have been well aware of the danger of the capacitors in CRT TV's and I managed to take the TV apart and remove the capacitors all without killing myself. However, I was doing some more reading online and it seems there is another danger: the phosphors on the screen and the lead in the CRT glass. I assume the lead is not a problem unless the tube implodes and pieces get embedded in your skin, correct? My main question is about the phosphors. It is only a problem if you actually touch the phosphors right? I did not touch them, but I tried to remove the glass that was covering them, and was thus working around them. What I did was the following: First I removed the 3 lenses (there are 3 separate CRT's [one for each color--red,blue,green] and there is a lens on top of each of them), then I was curious about what was behind the lenses. I saw that there was a piece of curved glass in front of the phosphor screen and so I proceeded to take it off (i.e. remove the screws that were sealing it on), I wiggled it around a little trying to get it off and managed to pull the thing up a little but I couldn't get it entirely off. I got a very strong feeling that I should not be trying to remove it and so I gave up. I never actually touched the screen, though I am a little worried since I pulled back the piece of glass that covers it. So, I am just double checking, is there anything to be worried about (other than the fact that the three CRT tubes sitting on my bed are essentially bombs waiting to implode)? Thanks.