Environmental Button

Description
Food processing companies use ionizing radiation to kill bacteria, molds, viruses, and insects in order to prevent spoilage and stop the proliferation of disease-causing organisms. Even though food irradiation was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is currently permitted in over forty countries, it is still opposed by many people who view it as “unnatural.”
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Donnelly/Colt Buttons
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .33 cm x 4.3 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 11/16 in
ID Number
2003.0014.1137
accession number
2003.0014
catalog number
2003.0014.1137
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Artifact Walls exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Natural Resources
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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