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Irradiated food: Zap with caution.

Irradiated foods are a virtually unavoidable kind of processed food item filling grocery stores and markets all over the country.  If you have already had at least one meal today, you most likely have consumed something irradiated. Irradiated food works by applying ionizing radiation to food in order to kill microorganisms and other unwanted bacteria, though the introduction of irradiated food was also largely a result of the demand to extend the shelf life of food products.  Although the irradiation of food has proven beneficial in some ways, it has also been associated with the causation of diseases such as cancer.  In addition, it also lowers the nutrient content of some foods.

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