Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 33 - Think and Discuss: 89

Answer

No.

Work Step by Step

The irradiated food does not become radioactive. The gamma rays don't initiate any nuclear reactions within the food to transform them into radioactive emitters. This is discussed on page 618 and shown in Figure 33.5.
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