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- adj. That has not been irradiated
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Health records show that the process dates back to the 1940s, when tests showed that irradiated raw ground beef stayed fresh longer than nonirradiated meat.
In some studies, animals fed irradiated foods over several generations proved no more likely to develop cancer or inherited diseases than those fed nonirradiated food.
Because of the concern over pesticides and processing techniques, many manufacturers offer organically grown, nonirradiated products.
Dried herbs, herbal products, and formulations may be purchased from your local herbalist or health food store as long as the merchant is willing to guarantee that they are where possible nonirradiated.
As almost all leukemics treated between 1940 and 1991 received preventative radiation to the head it was not possible to consider nonirradiated leukaemia survivors separately.