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nbme23/Block 3/Question#44 (25.8 difficulty score)
A 23-year-old woman comes to the physician ...
Because irradiated food is not radioactive, you will not be exposed to ionizing radiation by consuming it.🔍

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Irradiation of food products is one way to limit the risk of germ contamination and food poisoning. In the United States, some foods, such as spices, are routinely irradiated. Irradiated meats and other foods are also widely available. Because radiation is known to cause cancer, there has been concern that food irradiation may present a cancer risk. However, radiation does not remain in foods that have been irradiated

According to American Cancer Society... Learned something new

nukie404  I wonder though, is it not possible for irradiated food to change in their protein structure, possibly somehow affect us? Some suggest Regardless I guess since it as irradiate with gamma radiation, there's no chance of the radiation staying in the food. In that sense I guess the answer makes sense but... +3  
dul071  "the 100" on netflix taught me this lol +  

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submitted by azibird(73),

What is the educational objective of this question? To see if we know that radiation doesn't stick? Not that cool.