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Food irradiation reduces the number of pests, molds, parasites and bacteria on many foods, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, but the Organic Consumers Association points out that irradiating foo... More »

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The benefits of gamma rays are most clearly seen in the medical field, where they are used to treat cancers and tumors. A technology called the gamma ray knife uses concentrated gamma ray beams to target and destroy canc... More »

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Weight loss, preventing health problems like cancer and arthritis are the benefits of eating alkalizing foods. Diets such as soybeans, some seeds, legumes and nuts are alkaline-promoting foods. Most fruits and vegetables... More »

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Some pros of drinking water with fluoride in it are fewer cavities, less tooth decay and less tooth pain due to tooth decay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The only negative consequence of f... More »

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