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radioactive food?

Post by AllenWallace » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:58 am

I didn't bother turning on my Geiger counter.
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Re: radioactive food?

Post by Jeroen Vriesman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:19 am

funny!

but really... there was a time people thought that radium was some kind of magic medicine, radioactive chocolate, even radioactive toothpaste!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/12732/9- ... tood-risks

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Re: radioactive food?

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:57 pm

You think food is bad! Try the URL below where men and women used to shove radium up their most private places. The ORAU website is a major source of info. I have used it for years related to history. Bill Kolb's fabulous book, "Living with Radiation - The First Hundred Years", is the best extant reference of images and text relating to products the public consumed that were radioactive. The curator of the ORAU museum is his co-author. It is good to study history related to radiation and materials that are radioactive.



https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/qua ... radsup.htm

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Re: radioactive food?

Post by Daniel Firth » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:05 pm

A coworker and I bought a photo from eBay that was too good to resist. Then, we had it enlarged, and attached a printout of the description that was on the back of the original.

"Lt. Col. Belmont Evans, looking over piece of irradiated ham."

From Argonne National Lab, 8/5/1955
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