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radioactive food?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:58 am
by AllenWallace
I didn't bother turning on my Geiger counter.
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Re: radioactive food?

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

Re: radioactive food?

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

Richard Hull

Re: radioactive food?

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