Consumer groups are concerned that not only can irradiation make food last longer; it can make it continue to look fresh even when it is past its prime.
The inspirations which the prophet receives by angelic messengers are compared with the irradiation of intellectual light, which the philosopher wins by contemplation of truth and increasing purity of life.
As news of the lustrous rich chocolate pearls of the Ballerina Pearl Company spread, questions arose as to whether or not they were natural cultured pearls or Tahitian black pearls colored by irradiation treatments or dyes.
According to Idaho State University, 37 countries had approved the food irradiation process as of 1995, with the largest users being Belgium, the Netherlands and France in that year.
The frequency of chromosomal breaks is increased when T-lymphocytes are exposed to x rays in the laboratory, and this sensitivity to ionizing irradiation forms the basis for a specialized A-T diagnostic test.