HELLO! THIS IS MY FIRST POST! I sell items on an auction site for another form of income. Sometimes I get International bidders whom I have to send their items to. I have to fill out numerous custom forms. I noticed slowly prices for packaging through USPS is skyrocketing if your item cannot fit in those Flat-Rate boxes. The postal workers give me the same story "...to cover gas prices, custom problems, paper for packing prices going up, holiday season, etc" I was interested in knowing about the custom problems the postal service was having and I asked. They said that in order to 'protect citizens' ALL incoming U.S. bound packages is RADIATED with high amounts of radiation to "kill parasites, bugs, and another step in preventing terrorism". And apparently they radiate all outgoing packages as well to other countries and these machines are expensive. So now that you know every package you receive is doused in large amounts of radiation "to kill things" and the things you have inside those packages are heavily radiated. Think if you bought clothes. You will be wearing radiation. You want to keep or reuse the box? You're storing radiation. I'M sure this will affect people's health and probably has! I sometimes receive 20 packages in a week that I open from customs. Not any more, I have changed that! I am posting this to let everyone know what they do in case you did not know this already.