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Originally posted by uggghhh
i think i remember this story.. didnt it turn out the kid was microwaving the water in some kinda plastic bowl, and the plastic was off gassing.. polluting the water...
Originally posted by FurvusRexCaeli
And an experiment with just one experimental subject isn't very rigorous, either. Maybe good enough for a science fair, but I'm not going to modify my lifestyle because of it.
Originally posted by princeguy
As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result
Originally posted by sealing
Threw mine out 10 years ago.
I noticed I didn't feel that great after a micro meal.
My wife and I are only convection oven, which does
take a bit longer. Meals are about 15 minutes vs 5min on a micro.
But the food tastes so much better. Things get crisp and brown.
Not Chernobyl and soggy.
Besides the health risks, microwave ovens are huge energy wasters. 99.9% of the time, it's just a huge clock. Think of how many hours the microwave stays plugged in, sucking electricity. Now multiply that by at least 50 million microwaves currently plugged in in the US alone. If you're not going to stop using your microwave, at least unplug it when you're not using it.
Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by lacrimosa
Did you know chocolate can cause cancer? Yeah. Thing is, you have to eat a full car-sized load of it. Even then, the chances of actually getting cancer are uncertain, and you'll barf it up before that anyway.
The point is, there is a noticeable lack of statistics and numbers in this research. How about we wait for the big boys at Harvard and Stanford to do their own tests before we make any calls on whether our beloved technology is doing more harm than good.
After all, we're taking it on faith that her tests were fool proof. I see no data other than her conclusions. Derp much?
Originally posted by antonia
ATS is embracing ignorance today. Guys do you listen to the radio? Then you are encountering radio waves. That's a kind of radiation. Furthermore, the radiation emitted by mircowaves in non-ionizing, therefore it will not cause cancers of any kind. Microwave ovens contain this radiation in the oven itself.
You stovetop lovers do realize the heat from your device is a type of radiation right?
This thread is one gigantic facepalm.