posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by slayerfan
found this...Radiation does not harm food. Radiation in food is very harmful. One needs to make the distinction. Without entering into the debate,
about whether microwave ovens harmed food, destroyed vitamins, etc., the irradiation of food in general, and by most researchers, has not been
considered as being harmful. In fact it has been found to been very beneficial, for the same reasons that we cook and preserve any food.
However, radiation in food is very harmful because it is then absorbed by the consumer. Radioactive particles give off energy. This energy weakens,
destroys, or otherwise harms cells. One might picture it as little microwave ovens, inside the body, cooking it from the inside. What is cooked are
the cells in the body. Just like with any burn, there may be degrees. Sometimes a cell is destroyed completely and if enough are destroyed then we
become sick, weaken, or die. Other times, radiation may only damage or deform the cells. The deformed cells may multiply, causing cancer which is one
of the main longterm concerns about radiation.