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Because irradiated food is not radioactive, you will not be exposed to ionizing radiation by consuming it.

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submitted by humble_station(6),

Irradiation of food products is one way to limit the risk of germ contamination and food poisoning. In the United States, some foods, such as spices, are routinely irradiated. Irradiated meats and other foods are also widely available. Because radiation is known to cause cancer, there has been concern that food irradiation may present a cancer risk. However, radiation does not remain in foods that have been irradiated

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nukie404  I wonder though, is it not possible for irradiated food to change in their protein structure, possibly somehow affect us? Some suggest Regardless I guess since it as irradiate with gamma radiation, there's no chance of the radiation staying in the food. In that sense I guess the answer makes sense but... +  

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submitted by atbangura(0),

This article might help: https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/food-irradiation-what-you-need-know

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submitted by shriya goyal(1),

microwaves are low energy EM waves they heat the food but does not cause radioactivity which is caused by HIGH EM waves as gamma nd x rays they removes the electron nd produces ions that can cause cancer