[ RadSafe ] Bacterium can survive doses of ionising radiation thousands of times stronger than would kill a human

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 13 11:59:34 CDT 2007

I would look at

Many "simple" organsims have mechanism to withstand
the effects of toxins, radiation, salinity, pH, etc. 
There are probably more that resist ionizing radiation
that have not been identified.

It is interesting to note that Deinococcus radiodurans
was identified in the 1950s.  Yet, everytime it is
mentioned it is like a new discovery.

--- "Dawson, Fred Mr" <Fred.Dawson199 at mod.uk> wrote:

> New Scientist reports:-
> Nicknamed Conan the Bacterium, Deinococcus
> radiodurans can survive doses
> of ionising radiation thousands of times stronger
> than would kill a
> human. So how does it do it?
> iation-resistance.html
> Fred Dawson
> Fwp_dawson at hotmail.com
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John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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