Friday, January 21, 2011

Alleged hazards of microwave cooking

I do not use microwave since reading this report. Your call.

The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking
by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell

Is it possible that millions of people are ignorantly sacrificing their health in exchange for the convenience of microwave ovens? Why did the Soviet Union ban the use of microwave ovens in 1976? Who invented microwave ovens, and why? The answers to these questions may shock you into throwing your microwave oven in the trash.

Over 90% of American homes have microwave ovens used for meal preparation. Because microwave ovens are so convenient and energy efficient, as compared to conventional ovens, very few homes or restaurants are without them. In general, people believe that whatever a microwave oven does to foods cooked in it doesn't have any negative effect on either the food or them. Of course, if microwave ovens were really harmful, our government would never allow them on the market, would they? Would they? Regardless of what has been "officially" released concerning microwave ovens, we have personally stopped using ours based on the research facts outlined in this article.

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1 comment:

  1. No - This is wrong! Radiation merely means - the emmision of energy "as in an electro-magnetic wave" Microwave is NON-IONIZING. It is not radioactive and has nothing to do with it.

    They have truth mixed with lies. The water molecule's do flip flop, causing friction and heat, that's how it cooks, it boils from the inside out.

    The waves don't penetrate to deep and that's why it takes a while for the heat to transfer to deeper inside the food.

    Another thing that's interesting is, that the reason you can look inside a microwave oven is that grid behind the glass has holes in it small enough to prevent the wave from getting through, it just bounces back into the food.

    Anyway, check it out on wikipedia if you don't believe me, but it's non-ionizing, and that makes all the difference.

    Excerpt from the referenced article:
    Radiation, as defined by physics terminology, is "the electromagnetic waves emitted by the atoms and molecules of a radioactive substance as a result of nuclear decay." Radiation causes ionization, which is what occurs when a neutral atom gains or loses electrons. In simpler terms, a microwave oven decays and changes the molecular structure of the food by the process of radiation. Had the manufacturers accurately called them "radiation ovens", it's doubtful they would have ever sold one, but that's exactly what a microwave oven is.