Irradiate The Mail
from the one-solution... dept
The US Post Service is getting ready to microwave all of our mail in order to kill anthrax that might be sent through the mail. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple, and they’re still trying to figure out the best way to be able to protect the mail without causing unnecessary delays or expenses. Anthrax is apparently difficult to kill using normal irradiation in an efficient way, but electron beams might work. Of course, this is according to a company that makes irradiation equipment based on electron beams that they’re obviously trying to sell – so who knows how well it really works.