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ra·di·ol·y·sis

(rā′dē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl ra·di·ol·y·ses (-sēz)
Molecular decomposition of a substance as a result of radiation.

ra′di·o·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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4] level at dose 30 kGy might be related with radiolytic byproducts that were produced at high dose of gamma irradiation.
In the words of the committee, "The radiolysis data available in the scientific literature are insufficient to completely catalog the identity and quantity of each radiolytic product formed in any particular food.
FDA studies also point out that freezing, frying, and microwaving foods can create as many radiolytic products as irradiation.
The impossibility of testing large doses of radiolytic products on animals puts government regulators in a difficult position.
The metal actinides provide radiolytic energy' catalysis for oligomer formation and provide a coordinating ion for metalloenzymes all important in abiogenesis [6].
Irradiation-produced off-odor is most often caused by sulfur-containing compounds generated by the radiolytic degradation of sulfur amino acids.
Besides creating toxic byproducts such as formaldehyde and benzene, irradiation can create some "unique radiolytic products," chemicals that haven't even been identified or tested for toxicity, says Dr.
7 million contract, Titan will provide the system to test the radiolytic effects in various media.
Following an introduction, the author turns his attention to particular aspects of this subject and his chapter titles run: History of food irradiation, Radiolytic products and selective destruction of nutrients, Deleterious effects of eating irradiated foods, Misrepresentation of the facts about food irradiation, and Conclusions.