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Is Microwave Safe For Health? by ameliawilliams1: 3:25pm On Jun 12, 2021
Microwave cooking has a long history but is microwave safe for health? With today's increased awareness of nutrition and the many ways we can eat better, there is more interest in eating healthier and taking better care of our bodies. Microwave cooking is one way to do that and it's certainly worth a look. Here’s more information to get you started:

Microwave radiation is actually a form of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation comes from all sources including radars, light, and electric and electronic devices. Microwave cooking has been shown to have low levels of these types of radiation. While the amount of radiation used in microwaves is small, the cooking process itself produces high levels of electromagnetic radiation. Thus, there is no clear evidence that microwaves cause harm to humans, yet there is evidence that a good microwave oven are even better at retaining nutrients and avoiding the formation of dangerous compounds during the cooking process.

The heating mechanism of microwaves is such that the food is cooked rapidly without the aid of oxygen or flame. This causes most of the heat to be lost as heat energy is transferred through gaps in the glassware. However, some of this heat energy may be regained during subsequent heating processes using available nutrients, or conversely, food may be cooked at a faster rate without any nutrients being lost during the heating process. Because microwaves cannot provide flames of their own, much research has gone into finding methods of heating using available heat sources. Some microwave manufacturers are taking this research in an exciting direction by developing models that include fuel cells to replenish some of the lost nutrients during the cooking process.

Of course, there are still concerns about the safety of microwave ovens, mainly due to their use of electricity. There have also been questions about the damaging effects that microwaves can have on the structure of internal structures of the human body, particularly the brain and internal organs. Microwave technology was originally developed for the military, to provide a method of delivering electromagnetic radiation into enclosed objects. Concerns about the negative effects of microwaves on the body were not helped by the fact that microwaves do not have a temperature control, so it is hard to tell how much damage they can cause. These concerns may be alleviated somewhat if future versions of the microwave oven incorporate the use of fuel cells.

Of course, there is a lot of debate going on about microwave ovens cause cancer, health and diet. Are they safe? Do they deliver enough nutrition to our diets? These are all questions that scientists are desperately trying to answer, but at this point it is probably best to continue eating foods that are prepared properly and remain healthy on their own.

As with most things in life, there will always be both pros and cons associated with any new technology. Is microwave safe for health? It is certainly safe to use in microwave for heating food, but there are always going to be unknowns. One thing is for certain, though, if you cook your own meals and avoid microwave ovens altogether, you can rest assured that your food is as safe as it can be.

Re: Is Microwave Safe For Health? by PrincessGlow: 3:57pm On Jun 12, 2021
Lol. Scientists answered the question long time ago - MICROWAVES ARE NOT SAFE!

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