Journal Article

Food Irradiation: Unresolved Issues

David Acheson and Donald B. Louria

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 3, pages 378-380
Published in print August 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/321907
Food Irradiation: Unresolved Issues

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Food-associated diarrheal disease is a major problem in the United States. One approach offered as virtually a panacea is food irradiation. Irradiating our food would have some unequivocal benefits, but there are some important unresolved issues that must be addressed before we commit our society to a technology that could be harmful.

Journal Article.  2096 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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