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Caution! If you have metallic, electronic, magnetic, or mechanical parts implanted into your body, the strong magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance (MR) may be hazardous to you.

5 Gauss Line.
The pine accordion fences near the superconducting magnets indicate where the magnetic field has dropped to at least 5 Gauss.
CAUTION! IF you have metallic, electronic, magnetic, or mechanical parts implanted into your body, DO NOT ENTER INTO EVEN THE 5 GAUSS REGION OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD.

10 Gauss Line.
At 10 Gauss, slightly closer to the magnet from the 5 Gauss line, watches with hands will start to slow down and the magnetic strips from credit cards will be erased. DO NOT BRING TOOLS OR ANY METALLIC OBJECTS INTO THE MAGNETIC FIELD!

The only thing worse than getting something stuck to the magnet, is trying to remove it yourself. Don't follow one grand mistake by another . . . contact an NMR facility manager as soon as possible, AND LEAVE THINGS AS THEY ARE!

Quench.
A QUENCH IS VERY DANGEROUS SINCE THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING GASES WILL DISPLACE ALL THE AIR (OXYGEN) IN THE ROOM. IF A MAGNET APPEARS TO BE IN ANY DANGER OF QUENCHING - LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY EVERYONE NEARBY OF THE DANGER.
A third, emergency, exit is located between the DPX200 and the AVIII400.

Fire extinguishers are located next to the two main entrances.

Use of liquid nitrogen requires special training. Contact the NMR lab managers.

Technion safety unit - https://sites.google.com/site/techsafety1/home

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