January 18, 2007

No Glow

Altho it has not been getting much attention, I learned thru an email circulating among my family that mail going into Washington DC is being irradiated. My reaction was that it is a grave injustice that this process is used to protect government employees from anthrax but not to protect spinach eaters from e. coli. Sadly, the reaction from people I know to be generally intelligent and well educated has been to joke about mail, and even congresscritters, starting to glow.

Posted by triticale at January 18, 2007 08:50 PM | TrackBack

I don't know that all mail is being irradiated, but I know for certain that some mail for federal offices is. I worked in a government depot facility and several of our drivers were potentially exposed to anthrax and had to take the antidotes. Our mail was held up for weeks while the irradiation process was set up for mass quantities.

Something else not getting huge press: The US Government is taking the possibility of a bird flu pandemic very very very seriously.

Posted by: Ted at January 19, 2007 08:51 AM
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