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Is a powder fire extinguisher not good for CRT TVs?

A dry powder extinguisher will absolutely work great for CRT TV's or monitors. I suppose it might short out the HV capacitor, but why would anyone care? There is enough power in the cap to hurt you ...
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Should I be worried about the "electron shower" I receive whenever I turn on my 1989 CRT TV?

The static electricity generated by old school CRT's is of no consequence to your health. There is a very small amount of ionizing radiation (xrays) probaly similar at regular distances to standing ...
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