Accession Number : AD0611327

Title :   EXPOSURE OF FOODS AND FOODSTUFFS TO NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS (A SUMMARY OF RESULTS),

Corporate Author : FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Laug,Edwin P.

Report Date : MAY 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Over 100 different foods frequently used in the American diet were exposed to the effects of an atomic explosion. In addition 19 elements known to occur in food were exposed as pure salts, dry and in aqueous solutions. Exposure stations represented a variety of storage conditions and ranged from 1050 to 15,000 ft. from Ground Zero. All foods and their containers became more or less radioactive when exposed within one-fourth mile of Ground Zero.

Descriptors :   (*FOOD, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, FOOD), (*RADIATION EFFECTS, FOOD), CONTAINERS, PACKAGING, BLAST, MEAT, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE