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Dr. Lita Lee of Hawaii reported in the December 9, 1989 Lancet:
"Microwaving baby formulas converted certain trans-amino acids into their synthetic cisisomers.
Synthetic isomers, whether cis-amino acids or trans-fatty acids, are not
biologically active. Further, one of the amino acids, L-proline, was converted to its disomer,
which is known to be neurotoxic (poisonous to the nervous system) and
nephrotoxic (poisonous to the kidneys).
Originally posted by Xterrain
Yep...I 'll be boiling stuff if I need it 'quick' from now on. How do I cook a microwavable burrito without using my microwave?
Originally posted by princeguy
reply to post by shauny
I doubt it. In the grand scheme of things the best way for population control is thru food. And everyone uses a micro cause there just so darn convenient.
Originally posted by putnamcrab
reply to post by randomname
Microwave ovens do not even kill patheons in drinking water.
Originally posted by DrZrD
reply to post by princeguy
A internet hoax that first circulated 5 years ago; see link below.
Note that the blind plant vitality tests run at Snopes.Com favored the microwaved water over thermally boiled and unboiled water.
This is a 5 year old HOAX that has no place on ATS.
Originally posted by Iwasneverhere
reply to post by CaptChaos
Well let's look at it this way. The whole premise of this argument is that heating water by microwave radiation will tear apart the molecules causing some strange elements
In intervals of two to five days, the volunteers in the study received one of the following food variants on an empty stomach: (1) raw milk; (2) the same milk conventionally cooked; (3) pasteurized milk; (4) the same raw milks cooked in a microwave oven; (5) raw vegetables from an organic farm; (6) the same vegetables cooked conventionally; (7) the same vegetables frozen and defrosted in a microwave oven; and (8) the same vegetables cooked in the microwave oven. Once the volunteers were isolated, blood samples were taken from every volunteer immediately before eating. Then, blood samples were taken at defined intervals after eating from the above milk or vegetable preparations.
Significant changes were discovered in the blood samples from the intervals following the foods cooked in the microwave oven. These changes included a decrease in all hemoglobin and cholesterol values, especially the ratio of HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) values. Lymphocytes (white blood cells) showed a more distinct short-term decrease following the intake of microwaved food than after the intake of all the other variants. Each of these indicators pointed to degeneration.
Originally posted by ofNight
Originally posted by Turq1
reply to post by ofNight
But when do they get cancer? In their 40s, 50s ect. I'm not saying microwaves contribute to cancer, wouldn't surprise me though, but its the cumulative effect that is the problem with a lot of pollutants.
There are enough carcinogens that you ingest on a daily basis that saying microwaves are the single cause is silly. People can throw out their microwaves all they'd like, carcinogens are in the air they breath and the water they drink. We all die somehow, I say that if you enjoy microwaved foods -- eat it. If the microwave doesn't get you, something else inevitably will.
edit on 28-3-2012 by ofNight because: (no reason given)