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The Microwave Oven: Is it actually hurting us? Likely so it appears...

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:27 AM
Got rid of my microwave when I realized, thats where the "cack-uh-roaches" were living. Refuse to buy a new one.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:31 AM
reply to post by metaldemon2000

God, I'm so lazy. I must MUST have my coffee HOT. I heat one cup up several times. I have it down to an art-form. Just right to the boiling point, never let it boil or it becomes bitter. I only pour half a cup at a time to start with, so it doesn't have the opportunity to get cold. I drink it black. Oh, how I love my microwave.

Remember before they started making heart pacemakers out of plastics, and the people who had them couldn't be in the same room with a microwave? What's up with that? That tells you right there those waves penetrate our bodies.Sigh.

In the meantime, I do realize this topic pertains to what it does to our actual food. Sorry for the tangent.


Further off topic: sorry:

Cherly Crow developed breast cancer, with no family history of the same. She did massive research and concluded that her cancer was caused by heated plastics. Just sayin.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:35 AM
reply to post by muzzleflash

I rarely use the the nuke anymore and when I do, it's for a quick reheat and always in glass. Besides, food just tastes better if you prepare and cook it yourself.

All my old plastic food containers now contain nails and screws.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:40 AM
Microwaves are essentially radar waves and their wavelength is tuned in width to resonate the water molecule via a push pull motion. This is the A/C correlation.

We as Americans have some of the highest levels of Obesity, diabetes and Heart Disease.

We know that both of these ailments are related to cholesterol levels.

Look at the findings of the effects of microwaved food upon hemoglobin and in particular LDL and HDL levels of Cholesterol.

As well as the effects of microwaved foods upon the digestive system and another American digestive related ailment, Acid Reflux Disease.

After the World War II, the Russians also experimented with microwave ovens. From 1957 up to recently, their research has been carried out mainly at the Institute of Radio Technology at Klinsk, Byelorussia. According to US researcher William Kopp, who gathered much of the results of Russian and German research - and was apparently prosecuted for doing so (J. Nat. Sci, 1998; 1:42-3) - the following effects were observed by Russian forensic teams:

1. Heating prepared meats in a microwave sufficiently for human consumption created: * d-Nitrosodiethanolamine (a well-known cancer-causing agent) * Destabilization of active protein biomolecular compounds * Creation of a binding effect to radioactivity in the atmosphere * Creation of cancer-causing agents within protein-hydrosylate compounds in milk and cereal grains;
2. Microwave emissions also caused alteration in the catabolic (breakdown) behavior of glucoside - and galactoside - elements within frozen fruits when thawed in this way;
3. Microwaves altered catabolic behavior of plant-alkaloids when raw, cooked or frozen vegetables were exposed for even very short periods;
4. Cancer-causing free radicals were formed within certain trace-mineral molecular formations in plant substances, especially in raw root vegetables;
5. Ingestion of micro-waved foods caused a higher percentage of cancerous cells in blood;
6. Due to chemical alterations within food substances, malfunctions occurred in the lymphatic system, causing degeneration of the immune system=s capacity to protect itself against cancerous growth;
7. The unstable catabolism of micro-waved foods altered their elemental food substances, leading to disorders in the digestive system;
8. Those ingesting micro-waved foods showed a statistically higher incidence of stomach and intestinal cancers, plus a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues with a gradual breakdown of digestive and excretory system function;
9. Microwave exposure caused significant decreases in the nutritional value of all foods studied, particularly: * A decrease in the bioavailability of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, essential minerals and lipotrophics * Destruction of the nutritional value of nucleoproteins in meats * Lowering of the metabolic activity of alkaloids, glucosides, galactosides and nitrilosides (all basic plant substances in fruits and vegetables) * Marked acceleration of structural disintegration in all foods.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:51 AM
reply to post by unityemissions

+1 internetz for you for putting my thought into a comment =)

besides this debate is only for moralfags because at least 1/3 of the "microwave is danger"-crowd is smoking and/or drinking alcohol and/or using a cellphone 24/7...such hypocrisy

and the bigger danger than HOW you prepare microwave food is WHAT you prepare in your microwave...

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 09:04 AM
Unless they are time-travelers they wouldn't know for certain the dangerous effects certain items would have on us in time, but let's face it; microwaves, x-ray, fluorine, cell phones, Monsanto, POSSIBLE chemtrail spraying, vaccinations/inoculations, antiperspirant and artificial additives etc etc etc CAN'T have a good ending.

And YET without a skip in their step, they outright blame the Sun for skin cancer (which is hogwash in my opinion). The poisons we ingest and crap we put on our skin (that clogs the sweat glands) is most likely the culprit.

It would be interesting to look back in 200 years to see how many things, the people we trust, had wrong.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 09:31 AM
reply to post by ladyinwaiting

Ever use a cordless phone within ten feet of a running microwave? It disrupts the signal. Just a sign that this radiation travels far enough from the unit. I dont like being in the same room when these devices are running.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:32 AM
Thanks for the Article OP....I don't understand how people didn't know this all along

When I was a kid my Grandparents wouldn't ever use a microwave because all of the reasons stated above..My step grandfather worked for NASA AMES His whole life and would never listen to any relatives tell him he was being stubborn in not using a Microwave. He was adamant that he knew it would lead to major health problems in the future.

Through my own trial and error throughout the 1990's I realized he might have been right. Once I realized there was a definite difference in Taste/Texture in food depending on what was placed in the microwave with the food I began to worry.. I have tried microwaving things in plastic, wax,glass,unfired clay,kilned clay,metal(just to see it spark),Styrofoam, and whatever else came to mind back then. I came to the conclusion when the water molecules become agitated in both the food and container they will ultimately cross contaminate each other. i microwaved top ramen in a plastic cup once or twice and not only could I not stomach the taste of Plastic in the Ramen but I could never get the cup to come clean. The Ramen was cooked into the plastic as well, making the cup completely unfit for use.

What I found funny is the most toxic thing to microwave in that I found was Styrofoam, and cup of noodles says its completely safe. I recommend anybody thinking of reheating their Chinese Food or left overs please take them out of bento boxes and use a conventional oven...It may cost a bit more but it will be cheaper than the ensuing Hospital Bills and it will taste as good if not better than the night before...

F.Y.I.... Foods like Lasagna are better the next day reheated in a Oven because the Flavors and smells have bonded with each other.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:02 AM
Here's a bitter-sweet scenario. Seeing so many people are unemployed now, maybe more people will have the time (they felt they lacked) to go back to using their ovens.

I don't know why everyone is in such a hurry anyway.
Fast food 'this' ---Instantly 'watch that'------quickly 'nuke this'----'buy it now' etc

Did boiling water really make the human-race late?

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:10 AM
I've had (albeit slight) fears about microwaves since I was a kid when they first came out. When I first left home in my early twenties I pretty much lived on fast food and microwave meals. However, in the many years since Ive learned to become a pretty good cook, and I am glad to say that I haven't used my microwave for about three years, except to occasionally warm up a cold cup of tea or coffee. These days, even on the rare occasion I eat a ready meal, I prefer to cook it in my gas oven. It cooks more evenly and tastes better, but I hardly ever bother with ready-meals nowadays. You just cannot beat proper cooking.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:54 AM
Thanks for posting this, Muzzleflash.....

I have always wondered what kind of "revelation" we would wind up hearing about in the future regarding the detrimental health effects of microwave ovens. I mean, it was just a matter of time because the heating of food in microwaves just seems so "wrong"

When my microwave broke several years ago, I decided to not replace it. I don't miss it at all. I always like the way food heated better in the oven anyway.

Screw microwaves.....just one more health risk for the sake of saving time. People need to can those things.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:55 AM
Don't worry. Microwaves destroy your memory, so after it's effects become known, you won't remember it was the microwave that did it. hehe, I'm only half serious with that comment.

But yeah, you'd have to be an idiot to not realize microwave ovens are dangerous. Just wait until people start realizing their cellphones use microwaves and cause cancer and other bad things. Of course with cell phones, you're holding the microwaves directly towards the memory part of your brain(See first comment)

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:00 PM
reply to post by Human_Alien

And YET without a skip in their step, they outright blame the Sun for skin cancer (which is hogwash in my opinion). The poisons we ingest and crap we put on our skin (that clogs the sweat glands) is most likely the culprit.

Human_Alien, you are SOOOO right. And thanks for bringing up the "sun causing skin cancer" thing. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP that is. SUNSCREEN causes skin cancer from what I've gathered.... OH.....the irony......

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Interesting. I only use mine for re-heating food for no more than 5 mins. Never cooked nor defrosted food in mine, however, I'd be more inclined to worry about my smart meter and how that affects us if placed in the electrical box on the other side of the wall where our bedrooms are than re-heating food ocationally.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:14 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Already know it hurts the human body, that is why Russia banned microwave use when they found about it.

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:16 PM

Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
THis is not good news.

I believe there is something we are all doing which is causing us to be sick. To develop cancers. It's something very common we all do, I suspect.

I've wondered about plastics.
I've wondered about microwaves.

Putting plastics together with microwaves might be a clue.

When we pick up fast food in plastic containers, and decide to eat it later, I know we are supposed to remove it from it's plastic container before we heat it in the microwave. I'm sure there are lazy times when we don't. (Speaking for myself here.)

These reports about microwaves are not something we want to hear. But here it is.

All the vaccines, food additives, fluoride, high fructose corn syrup, GMO food and so on probably does not help either.

I personally think the problem is a combination of many such factors.
It is not just cancer either.. Autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders and such is through the roof now as well.
edit on 13-9-2011 by juleol because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:20 PM
I am a self confessed "Microwavephobe" Will Never ever eat a thing out of them. I cringe when asked over to friends for dinner and they pull something out of there. I have to as kindly as possible run for my life. Great find!

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:28 PM

Originally posted by Hessdalen
reply to post by unityemissions

+1 internetz for you for putting my thought into a comment =)

besides this debate is only for moralfags because at least 1/3 of the "microwave is danger"-crowd is smoking and/or drinking alcohol and/or using a cellphone 24/7...such hypocrisy

and the bigger danger than HOW you prepare microwave food is WHAT you prepare in your microwave...

"+1 internetz" "moralfags" Could you please do us all a favor and take those idiotic and infantile comments back to 4chan where that sort of immaturity belongs? Seriously, what are you 12 years old or something?

I eat well, I don't smoke and I only sometimes drink. I have a cell phone that I rarely use. I do not use a microwave oven. So tell me, does that make me a "moralfag"? Are you going to have to dock me a couple of "internetz" now?

posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:33 PM
reply to post by User8911

Or maybe he's just simply someone who knows his stuff enough to debunk this crap? if you aren't sure of what he says do your own research and show some proof that says otherwise.

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