Microwave ovens are an important cooking and food heating tool in many modern homes, especially here in Israel. Many people may not be aware, however, just how dangerous these gadgets are to human health. Recently, much attention has been given to microwaves, or “micro-gals” (as they are called by Israelis) in that they produce similar electronic frequencies as those who are found in cellular phones which are now being said to be very dangerous to human health and the cause of a number of types of cancer.
It’s not only the type of utensil that holds the food (such as those made from polymer plastics) but the actual appliance itself that is so dangerous that some countries, including Russia, have banned its sale for health reasons. And Green Prophet’s Eco-Mum has her own thoughts — see Safe Bottle Feeding. Although the recently published information dealing with microwave impulses from ringing cell phones popping popcorn turned out to be a hoax, the possibility of this happening is relevant enough as both cellular phones and microwave ovens produce similar electronic frequencies.
An example of how dangerous microwaves really are can be was found recently when medical research personnel placed water in a glass bowl inside a microwave and heated it to boiling, like many people do when heating soup or warming their favorite hot beverage in the morning. When the water cooled, they placed some seeds in two pots and water and poured micro-waved water into one and a similar amount of water straight from the kitchen sink into the second pot. What was really startling is that the seeds in the pot with the “micro-waved” water would not sprout!
There appears to be some kind of chemical reaction occurring in the micro-waved water that will not allow the seeds to grow. This kind of example would also be the case when warming up food in a microwave oven as well as heating milk, including human “mother’s milk”, to feed to infants and small children (see. The heating of the milk in a microwave actually destroys much of the milk’s nutritional value; and in human milk in particular, the milk’s natural immunity and disease fighting qualities are negated.f Heating food items, especially on high heat, appears to severely alter the bio-chemistry composition of the food, resulting in a negative affect on humans, including changes in the body’s blood chemistry.
Other negative effects from microwave ovens include brain damage by causing electrical impulses in the brain to become confused or simply “short out”, due to eating the reduced or altered nutritional content of “micro-waved” food. Eating micro-waved foods have also been linked to heart attacks and cancers, and can result in memory loss, lack of concentration, and lower mental development in children.
The connection to microwaving foods in plastic containers has been known for some time, and in addition to many plastic “microwavable” containers being noted to cause cancers, using microwave ovens itself has now been found to cause cancer cells to increase in human tissues and blood.
So, taking all of the above into account, there may be many reasons for getting rid of your microwave oven before it is too late!