This is why any regulations for food irradiation will need to specify maximum energies (e.g. 10MeV for electrons and 5MeV for X-rays).
He found that irradiation of micrococcus and of murine lymphoma cells under anoxia gave fewer singlestrand breaks
Treatment of disease with radiation,especially by selective irradiation with x - rays or other ionizing radiation and by ingestion of radioisotopes.
Indeed the use of an electron beam or X-rays FOR irradiation overcomes the need FOR a radioactive source altogether.
Thus irradiation cannot be used to render safe any food which HAS already become spoilt by the presence of toxins.
It should be noted that food irradiation is not the only way in which nutrients such as vitamins B1 and C may be destroyed.
The main purpose of food irradiation is to destroy micro-organisms which cause food to become inedible or unsafe.
Early lesions can be successfully treated with irradiation OR cautery and curettage
The substances to which vitamins are converted as a result of irradiation or such thermal treatments are generally unknown.
cholecalciferol is produced by irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol with ultraviolet light either from the sun or from an artificial source