A Conduit of Mixed News & Self Help Information with a dash of humor…
By now, most health-conscious individuals are at least somewhat aware of the dangers of microwaves or EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) in general, I thought. Surely, even more must know about the dangers of microwaving food for human (or pet) consumption? Then I read some startling statistics.
Still today, 90% of American homes have microwave ovens that are used for meal preparation. That’s 9 out of 10 households in the U.S! Based on this fact alone, I was convinced that another review of the dangers of microwaving was certainly worth the effort. The ugly truth about heating up food with microwaves Microwaves use electromagnetic energy (similar to radio waves) set to a specific frequency in order to agitate water molecules in food. As these molecules get increasingly agitated, they begin to vibrate atomically and eventually generate heat. The increasing levels of agitation that occur when the microwave is on is why microwaves can heat food so quickly and why they do so from the “inside out.” Sounds pretty benign so far, right?
The problem begins at the very basic level. The friction that heats the food also causes substantial damage to the surrounding molecules, tearing them apart and deforming them. Unfortunately, over time, as a person eats food from a microwave – the consequences can be devastating. What does science say about the dangers of microwaves? The former USSR banned use of microwave ovens in their country in 1976 and studies as to the questionable nature of microwave ovens began in the late 1980s. These studies have gone largely unknown and at times they have been suppressed by gag orders and big business lobbying efforts. –