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Why Cockroaches and Insects are Resistant to Radiation

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn More Interesting Cockroach Facts The primary reason cockroaches and many types of insects are so resistant to ionizing radiation is that their cells don’t divide that much between molting cycles.  Cells are most susceptible to damage by ionizing radiation when they are dividing.  Given that a typical cockroach only molts about once […]

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