[nafex] Irradiation of Mail & Plant Fallout

Bill Russell shaman at pennswoods.net
Thu Oct 25 17:12:29 EDT 2001


Can anyone confirm that simply wrapping the material in aluminum foil would
provide adequate radiation shielding??

Bill

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From: "claude sweet" <sweetent at home.com>
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Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Irradiation of Mail & Plant Fallout


> My understanding the dosage would result in killing any potential
> disease organism, plant, seed, bulb. etc.
>
> Claude Sweet
> San Diego, CA
>
> Doreen Howard wrote:
>
> > Since the US Postal Service has decided to buy cobalt-gamma ray
irradiation
> > equipment to sanitize the mail, we plant people have a big problem.
Seeds
> > and live plants exposed to this irradiation will be altered genetically.
> > Several seed companies have already contacted their elected
representatives
> > about this.  What can we do as individuals?  Should be we be worried?  I
am.
> > Does this mean that seeds (which are light in weight) will now have to
be
> > sent via UPS or Fed-EX at much higher rates?  How does this effect an
> > already struggling garden industry?  Let the discussion begin.  And,
email
> > your elected representatives about your concerns.
> > Doreen Howard
> >
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