The Rad Dose Gum Test

Rad_GumMaybe don’t throw away your Geiger-counter just yet, but if you’re interested in a simple and convenient way to measure how much harmful radiation you (or others) might have been exposed to, then you could check out the work of the Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden where a new methodology has been developed – using chewing gum.

See; ‘Dose response of xylitol and sorbitol for EPR retrospective dosimetry with applications to chewing gum’ published in the latest edition of the journal Radiation Protection Dosimetry. [Also, if you like, see a slide presentation of some of the same material.]

BONUS (sort of): An unrelated product called “Chewing Gum Shaped Mini Wireless Radiation Protection Music Buetooth Hands-free Earphone-Red

BONUS (sort of): Another unrelated product, a chewing gum called “Alert Energy

BONUS: To chew, or not to chew…