I mentioned this briefly in my post on diet recommendations, but I wanted share more details of the dangers of microwaves.
The research on this topic is fascinating and frightening.
- In 1991 a woman died in a hospital after a blood transfusion--blood which the nurse had first heated in a microwave.
- Parents are warned not to heat baby bottles in the microwave because of the dangers, including changes to the milk itself.
- Microwaving changes the molecular structure of food, in many cases resulting in carcinogens (cancer-causing substances).
Those are just a few of the dangers. You probably heard someone say at one point not to stand right next to the microwave while it's running because of the radiation effects. Well, if we can't safely stand next to it while it's running, what makes us think we can safely eat the food cooked in it?
There are numerous articles on this topic. I'll just share one excerpt for you here:
Ten Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven
From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:
- Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by "shorting out" electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].
- The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.
- Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.
- The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
- Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
- The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.
- Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.
- The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
- Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
- Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.
Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet?
I cringe when I think about all the times I heated up a meal in a plastic tuperware container in a microwave (doubly bad with the plastic also being heated). Or all the cups of tea I drank after heating the water in the microwave...
Thankfully someone alerted us to the dangers and we got rid of our microwave several years ago. Personally, I think a toaster oven works better anyway for reheating foods or cooking in small portions. Microwaves may seem convenient, but it's not hard to live without them.
I hope you'll take this health risk seriously and pass this information on to others also. Let's keep doing all we can to pursue good health.
So if you haven't yet, it's time to say goodbye to the microwave! =)
(Here are additional articles explaining the dangers of microwaves. Just so you know I'm not the only one saying this.) =)
(dangers of microwaves & tips to help)
(microwaved water killed plants)
(extensive article on this topic)