Does a virus survive vacuum?
tonhofer at inf.ethz.ch
Fri May 12 07:45:28 EST 1995
In article <3osap9$cit at news3.digex.net>,
The LightKeeper <litekepr at cpcug.org> wrote:
>wfields at dekalb.dc.peachnet.edu (William M Fields,NB234 LRC
>>I appreciate the iniatives toward food sterilization technology, but what
>>has happened to radiation? Has it proven to be unsatifactory? It
>>certainly seems to knock the bases right off their sugars.
>People tend to go nutso when told the food they are about to eat
>was nuked. (Never mind the fact that they probably popped it in
>the microwave 20 seconds before. . .)
Uh-huh. Not the same thing at all. There's a great difference between
ionising radiation and microwaves. Not that I would mind eating irradiated
food, but the flavours all go to hell. Also, what about the accumulation
of free radicals?
> I guess they think they'll get cancer. . . better immagined cancer
> than real E. coli or some nasty virus. (Marburg, anyone?)
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