Food cooked in microwave is harmful for health..

India
December 8, 2006 12:24am CST
1). 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]. 2). The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food. 3). Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods. 4). The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body. 5). 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. 6). The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens. 7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America . 8). The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood. 9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations. 10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence. Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet? After you throw out your microwave you can use a toaster oven as a replacement. It works well for most and is nearly as quick. The use of artificial microwave transmissions for subliminal psychological control, a.k.a. "brainwashing", has also been proven. We're attempting to obtain copies of the 1970's Russian research documents and results written by Drs. Luria and Perov specifying their clinical experiments in this area.
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@pusibaba (1010)
• India
8 Dec 06
here some additional information Microwave ovens can play an important role at mealtime, but special care must be taken when cooking or reheating meat, poultry, fish, and eggs to make sure they are prepared safely. Microwave ovens can cook unevenly and leave "cold spots," where harmful bacteria can survive. For this reason, it is important to use the following safe microwaving tips to prevent foodborne illness. Microwave Oven Cooking * Arrange food items evenly in a covered dish and add some liquid if needed. Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap; loosen or vent the lid or wrap to let steam escape. The moist heat that is created will help destroy harmful bacteria and ensure uniform cooking. Cooking bags also provide safe, even cooking. * Do not cook large cuts of meat on high power (100%). Large cuts of meat should be cooked on medium power (50%) for longer periods. This allows heat to reach the center without overcooking outer areas. * Stir or rotate food midway through the microwaving time to eliminate cold spots where harmful bacteria can survive, and for more even cooking. * When partially cooking food in the microwave oven to finish cooking on the grill or in a conventional oven, it is important to transfer the microwaved food to the other heat source immediately. Never partially cook food and store it for later use. * Use a food thermometer or the oven’s temperature probe to verify the food has reached a safe temperature. Place the thermometer in the thickest area of the meat or poultry—not near fat or bone—and in the innermost part of the thigh of whole poultry. Cooking times may vary because ovens vary in power and efficiency. Check in several places to be sure red meat is 160 °F, whole poultry is 180 °F, and egg casseroles are 160 °F. Fish should flake with a fork. Always allow standing time, which completes the cooking, before checking the internal temperature with a food thermometer. * Cooking whole, stuffed poultry in a microwave oven is not recommended. The stuffing might not reach the temperature needed to destroy harmful bacteria. Microwave Defrosting * Remove food from packaging before defrosting. Do not use foam trays and plastic wraps because they are not heat stable at high temperatures. Melting or warping may cause harmful chemicals to migrate into food. * Cook meat, poultry, egg casseroles, and fish immediately after defrosting in the microwave oven because some areas of the frozen food may begin to cook during the defrosting time. Do not hold partially cooked food to use later. Reheating in the Microwave Oven * Cover foods with a lid or a microwave-safe plastic wrap to hold in moisture and provide safe, even heating. * Heat ready-to-eat foods such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, fully cooked ham, and leftovers until steaming hot. * After reheating foods in the microwave oven, allow standing time. Then, use a clean food thermometer to check that food has reached 165 °F. Containers and Wraps * Only use cookware that is specially manufactured for use in the microwave oven. Glass, ceramic containers, and all plastics should be labeled for microwave oven use. * Plastic storage containers such as margarine tubs, take-out containers, whipped topping bowls, and other one-time use containers should not be used in microwave ovens. These containers can warp or melt, possibly causing harmful chemicals to migrate into the food. * Microwave plastic wraps, wax paper, cooking bags, parchment paper, and white microwave-safe paper towels should be safe to use. Do not let plastic wrap touch foods during microwaving. * Never use thin plastic storage bags, brown pap
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@2treatme (1246)
• India
8 Dec 06
thanks for sharing a lot of info. i do use microwave but not to much extent ...anyway i'll take care from next time
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@arafin (292)
• Bangladesh
9 Dec 06
oh my god.. i bought a microwave oven just years ago.. though not used it much. i needed to know this. thank you for your valuable tips. we need to handle bad with good ways.
• India
9 Dec 06
wel i didn't know these facts and the fact i prefer cooking to microwaving, means i'm not supposed to get these risks
• United States
8 Dec 06
Wow those are some new myths about microwaves. To bad you did list any proof of any of those. Here are some true facts about microwves. 1. If you put a sliver of Ivory soap anmd just Ivory brand soap in the microwave, it will fluff up and expand to at least double it's size. 2. Water super heated in the microwave will "explode" and seriously burn you if you drop something in it and break the suface tension. DO NOT TRY IT YOU WILL GET BURNED DO NOT TRY 3. If you put a CD in there it will give you a cool light show. AGAIN THIS MIGHT BE DANGEROUS SO I WOULDN'T TRY IT.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
I saw a report on the exploding water before and it freaked me out. Now I am very careful when boiling water in the microwave and make sure the kids are out of the room when I take it out. I used to do it a lot before since I did most of my cooking the microwave in college but now I cook on the stove because I have to make double of everything since I have a big family. And the CD one--I saw that on Myth Busters and it was really cool. I love that show.
@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
8 Dec 06
Another really cool (and safe) thing to do is to slice a grape nearly through, leaving a sliver of skin joining the two halves. Place the grape with the cut sides down on a microwaveable plate on the turntable, switch the timer to 30 seconds or so, switch on the microwave and watch! The effect doesn't last long and you can stop the oven once it has happened.
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
oh no! your article suddenly scared me. i always use the microwave when heating up food from refrigerator. can u further explain on the damage it can cause to the brain please? thanks!
@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
8 Dec 06
None of the statements he gives can be verified. Take each one and ask what it really means, where is the proof from a reputable source? Believe me, using a microwave oven to cook food is only dangerous to the extent that in a badly made or damaged oven, there is a possibility that microwaves can leak and do some harm to people standing near. Also some foods improperly packed may explode through the internal steam pressure generated.
• India
9 Dec 06
Well i have given all the informations that was known to me..u may further find information by reading the other responses.. I can prove that food cooked in microwaven is harmfull..Just follow the below given procedure 1)Take two pots along with plant in it.. 2)Take a few litres of water seperately. 3)The first thing to be done is boil the water in a pan on the stove,and keep that seperately 4)The second thing to be done is take the other water and boil it in a microwave. 5)Then after cooling use the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. As it turns out, you will be amazed at the difference
• India
8 Dec 06
Thanx for the information provided by you. It is very useful information... Eevryone should know about it.... I rarely use microwave oven for cooking.. I prefer to cook on flame.. I more often use oven to make things hot or warm... Thanx again for your information
@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
8 Dec 06
The information is completely useless. None of it is offered with any proof and some of it is patently ridiculous!
@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
8 Dec 06
Posting things like this is wicked because none of it has any corroboration and most of it is too generalised and vague to be of any value as evidence. All it does is to scare people who think it SOUNDS good into thinking it's true, when, in fact there is no good scientific evidence to prove ANY of it! It really isn't worth my while to pull each statement to pieces to show just how misinformed it is. Suffice it to say that NONE of any of this is proven and most of the statements are just too vague to have any meaning.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I agree with you wholeheartedly, owlwings. This kind of thing only scares people who aren't educated in these areas. There is absolutely no basis for this kind of statement. I appreciate that you took the time to try to set it straight. Too many people will read that and say "Well, it said on the internet... Once it is started, people tend to believe anything written down without looking at the credentials of the person writing such things.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I agree with you wholeheartedly, owlwings. This kind of thing only scares people who aren't educated in these areas. There is absolutely no basis for this kind of statement. I appreciate that you took the time to try to set it straight. Too many people will read that and say "Well, it said on the internet... Once it is started, people tend to believe anything written down without looking at the credentials of the person writing such things.
@darr195 (110)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I really take seriously what you've written and have decided to get rid of my microwave oven. I wonder why they have them in hospital snack areas.
• India
12 Dec 06
if each n everyone think like you then this world will be more healthier then ever before.
@raghwagh (1528)
• India
9 Dec 06
Birds  - Little birds sitting near to each other
This discussion can lock the factories of companies making microwave ovens.If using microwave is so hazardus thei I dont understand how people all over the world use microwaves.Also sale of microwaves is increasing day by day and even new brands are being launched.Also excess use of everything is bad same as that of microwave.But today microwave is making mans work easy So I think that even with its drawbacks man accepts this thing happily.
• India
12 Dec 06
you are absolutely correct.. Have you noted the cost that s being reducing from years..5 years ago in india microwave ovens costed around 300$ and more..now we get it for around 60$ and more..this s because use of microwave ovens have been reduced..
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
8 Dec 06
And what book did you get that from? Here is a question to you Did you know your not suppose to be copying from a book or newspaper? No I didnt think so. If I wanted that I would have picked up a book.
• India
12 Dec 06
i got the information from my friends..i discussed with them on this matter and then i gave this information..
@angelface23 (2502)
• United States
8 Dec 06
wow, I never knew the microwave was so bad. That's the only type of cooking I do is in that thing!! What if you cook food in the oven or on the stove and then you put it in the fridge. How do you warm in up then? or is minimal use okay?
• India
12 Dec 06
simple oven is safe..
• United States
8 Dec 06
This is interesting information, but where did you find out about microwaves being so dangerous?
• India
12 Dec 06
friends
@himalaya (39)
• India
8 Dec 06
Thank god! i could never bring myself to buy one, because i never believed in electronically cooked food. FOr me, the conventional gas-heat is good enough. Now you have given me so many more reasons to tell my friends who dont believe me.
@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
8 Dec 06
Please read the statements critically. Ask yourself what they actually mean and what proof is there of their truth! In fact, there is NO proof! Overwhelming evidence is that microwave ovens are perfectly safe when used as directed.
@naman95 (1555)
• India
8 Dec 06
Thanks for your information what about food cooked on Induction Cooker, is it also unsafe?
• India
12 Dec 06
Its safe
@fbb198 (1322)
• India
8 Dec 06
Oh my god ! if you have done so much research, then also plz. tell the substitute for it.
• India
12 Dec 06
u can use a simple oven..that emitts only thermal waves when heating
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
8 Dec 06
There is much controversy over the harmful effects of microwave cooking. As per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, microwave ovens are safe, provided the manufacturer's instructions are clearly followed. Food cooked in the microwave oven is as nutritious as food cooked in other ways and studies suggest that microwave cooking retains more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than boiling. However, the danger lies when the microwave ovens are not used correctly. Learn valuable safety tips for microwave cooking.
@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
8 Dec 06
Thank you for a breath of fresh air! The statements he makes above are positively harmful because they scare people who think that they are genuine. None of them has ever been proved and many of them are too vague to class as 'information' at all!
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
4 Jan 07
yes,i think so!
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
3 Jan 07
I don't know about the first part of this discussion about the harmful effects of ALL food cooked in microwaves, but I do know the second bit about how to safely use it is debatable. Since we can't copy and paste here, I urge all readers to go to this link and read the proven facts : http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-microwave-dioxin.htm. Please read the analysis too on the second page.. In my own opinion, the closer we stick to natural methods in doing things, the safer we are..
@aquajoy (114)
• India
12 Dec 06
great thanks for the information we were planning to buy a new one but now i think we can delay
• India
9 Dec 06
microwave - microwave
thanks for u information . i don't know all these fact because i don't have . we are going to purchase it in next year . let i read all ur information reagarding microwave to my husband .
@terita (280)
• Pakistan
9 Dec 06
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. The purpose of this report is to show proof - evidence - that microwave cooking is not natural, nor healthy, and is far more dangerous to the human body than anyone could imagine. However, the microwave oven manufacturers, Washington City politics, and plain old human nature are suppressing the facts and evidence. Because of this, people are continuing to microwave their food - in blissful ignorance - without knowing the effects and danger of doing so. How do microwave ovens work? Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic energy, like light waves or radio waves, and occupy a part of the electromagnetic spectrum of power, or energy. In our modern technological age, microwaves are used to relay long distance telephone signals, television programs, and computer information across the earth or to a satellite in space. But the microwave is most familiar to us as an energy source for cooking food. Every microwave oven contains a magnetron, a tube in which electrons are affected by magnetic and electric fields in such a way as to produce micro wavelength radiation at about 2450 Mega Hertz (MHz) or 2.45 Giga Hertz (GHz). This microwave radiation interacts with the molecules in food. All wave energy changes polarity from positive to negative with each cycle of the wave. In microwaves, these polarity changes happen millions of times every second. Food molecules - especially the molecules of water - have a positive and negative end in the same way a magnet has a north and a south polarity. In commercial models, the oven has a power input of about 1000 watts of alternating current. As these microwaves generated from the magnetron bombard the food, they cause the polar molecules to rotate at the same frequency millions of times a second. All this agitation creates molecular "friction", which heats up the food. This unusual type of heating also causes substantial damage to the surrounding molecules, often tearing them apart or forcefully deforming them. By comparison, microwaves from the sun are based on principles of pulsed direct current (DC) that don't create frictional heat; microwave ovens use alternating current (AC) creating frictional heat. A microwave oven produces a spiked wavelength of energy with all the power going into only one narrow frequency of the energy spectrum. Energy from the sun operates in a wide frequency spectrum. Many terms are used in describing electromagnetic waves, such as wavelength, amplitude, cycle and frequency: Wavelength determines the type of radiation, i.e. radio, X-ray, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, etc. Amplitude determines the extent of movement measured from the starting point. Cycle determines the unit of frequency, such as cycles per second, Hertz, Hz, or cycles/second. Frequency determines the number of occurrences within a given time period (usually 1 second); The number of occurrences of a recurring process per unit of time, i.e. the number of repetitions of cycles per second. Radiation = spreading energy with electromagnetic waves
@1fatpig (785)
• Australia
9 Dec 06
Just look at the staff in fast food chains that use microwaves .. are they intelligent .. one radiation treatment to much ...