Daniel C. dcrookston at
Thu Feb 22 09:25:13 MST 2007

On 2/22/07, Charles Curley <charlescurley at> wrote:
> Well, you're already radioactive. But being exposed to enough
> radiation can increase your own radiation. That's in addition to the
> other damage that radiation can cause. For most people, most of the
> time, it isn't an issue. If the old BYU reactor was properly run and
> cleaned up, it shouldn't be an issue. I've never heard of anyone
> refusing to play squash at the University of Chicago.

So, my real question - does irradiating food to sterilize it make the
food itself radioactive, or increase its radioactivity?

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