The first time I ever heard that using a microwave was “bad for you” was a few years ago, in a little health food shop. I was explaining to the store clerk how I make a certain recipe, and when I got to the part about using the microwave, she turned white as a ghost and literally screamed at me: “DO NOT use the microwave! It is the devil! It can kill you!” (She went on and on.)
Her creepy outburst didn’t cause me to stop using “the devil” (It did, however, cause me to stay away from that store!) But it opened my eyes to the possibility that microwaves might not be as safe as I’d thought.
So are microwaves harmful?
Some studies say they are. However, some studies say coffee is bad, some studies say soy is bad, some studies say using cell phones causes cancer. Then there are other “some studies” that say all of this isn’t true. People use microwaves every day—people like my great grandma who lived to be over 100. (But then again, my grandma only used microwaves for a very short period of her life, as they obviously hadn’t yet been invented when she was a young girl.)
What to believe?
One could drive oneself crazy trying to figure it all out! And that’s not healthy either. So until there is conclusive evidence that microwaves are dangerous, I’m going to look out for my mental health/sanity first and keep using mine.
What are your thoughts on the safety of microwaves?
Debate me, debate each other, debate yourself if you wish… just keep it respectful (i.e. don’t turn into the scary lady from my story).