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Originally posted by Maddogkull
Do you loose all the nutrients available in your food. Like carotene for example??
you'd sh#t a brick if you saw my microwave. Not only do I look into it when it's cooking, but the top of the microwave has sort of popped out, and I can see the lights shining out from the open casing.
Originally posted by scubagravy
I think they may. i rarely use one, though when i do i put in whatever i need to heat and get well away from it.
Ive seen some people lean on the bench and stare into their microwave oven to watch the food cook, and their kids see it so they do it too.
I think if you do not stand near the magnatron while its doing its thing, it cant hurt.
Originally posted by Unregistered When I turned the microwave off, it was still emitting a significant amount of radiation signal.
"Why not go public and embarrass them for a change?" demanded an irate former Moscow diplomat last week. He was referring to Washington's curious reticence about the great Moscow microwave furor. Last month the U.S. confirmed that for some 15 years the Soviet Union has been beaming microwaves at the hulking nine-story U.S. embassy on Moscow's Tchaikovsky Street (TIME, Feb. 23). The purpose: to jam the sophisticated electronic monitoring devices inside and on the roof of the building. (An earlier theory, now taken less seriously, was that the microwaves were designed to activate or charge up Soviet bugs planted within the embassy.) The U.S. has also confirmed that last May the microwave dosage suddenly increased sharply.
Microwave cooking ovens were originally researched and developed by German scientists to support mobile operations during the invasion of the Soviet Union. Had they perfected electronic equipment to prepare meals on a massive scale, the Nazis could have eliminated the logistical problems connected with cooking fuels while producing edible products in far less time than they could using traditional campfires.
The Russians - who have done the most diligent research into the biological effects of microwave ovens - have outlawed their use and issued an international warning about the biological and environmental damage that can result from the use of this and similar-frequency electronic apparatus.
But drinking a coffee warmed up in a microwave will do you no harm at all - the microwave radiation does not remain in the coffee or whatever else - it's gamma radiation, it actually travels at the speed of light! - it don't hang around!