Postal irradiation

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Mon Nov 12 07:52:26 CST 2001

At 07:09 AM 11/12/01, John Morse wrote:
>A further implication of Chris Puttock's observation is that we should
>begin labeling all specimens sent through the mail in order to alert future
>investigators that the DNA may have been compromised.  An orange label with
>the international standard trifold Radiation Hazard symbol or with simply
>"IRRADIATED" are a couple of possibilities.

I'm wondering if the irradiation would expose a Polaroid sheet film packet.
If so, one could be packed with the specimens and developed by the
recipient, as a measure of whether they had been irradiated.

Curtis Clark        
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