I’m a bit more on the side of folks like bionerd23 and Carl Willis, shouting gleefully “We’re off to see the Elephant’s Foot!” when they got separated from their Russian reactor tech chaperones inside Chernobyl. (They didn’t, of course, but both would, and both understand radiation even better than I do.)
Radiation is dangerous in the wrong circumstances, but here there is a great deal of mitigation on those risks, and I believe it’s all well worth it.
@Rosco, you ought to be much more scared of the 400v Geiger tube, lol! Granted it’s not likely to be dangerous at low amperage but nevertheless. I’ve touched mine by accident in my home built one. It’s a little spicy.