Medicine: High Tea

The world's food supply has become only slightly more radioactive since 1945, and in most categories of comestibles there is no slightest threat to health. So reported Dr. Edwin P. Laug and Chemist Wendell C. Wallace of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration last week. Standard of comparison was a collection of old canned foods, e.g., from Admiral Byrd's caches in Antarctica (TIME, March 11, 1957). As expected, because fallout tends to concentrate on grass and thus get into browsing cows, there was some increase in radioactivity of milk and milk products. While this was so slight as to be no...

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