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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Radioactive Consumer Products: Wow

Wierdest. Site. Ever.

Radioactive Consumer Products - A fascinating account of consumer products that embedded radioactivity inside them, such as using uranium, either before it was known this is bad, or because the manufacturer simply didn't make it clear to consumers.

For example, here is some chewing gum (!) from the 1980s that had thorium and uranium in it:

Hot damn.

What are some technologies we are using today that the future will look back on with their jaw dropped, wondering how the heck we ever used that in such an irresponsible way? Probably something around biotechnology and badly done genetic engineering most likely, such as letting geneticly engineered plants with pesticides engineered into them loose into the open environment.

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