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Wave Good-Bye to the Microwave

Are you still using the “radiation oven”? Even FDA warns that you shouldn’t stand directly in front of your microwave while it’s heating your food. Some say just stay four feet away from it while it’s in use – especially children since they absorb radiation more easily than adults. But if big and little people have to step away from it, then what impact does it have on your food?

The article, Effects of Microwave Ovens ( highlights conclusions of Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies. Their bottom line is that we can no longer ignore the effects of microwaved food. It’s not just that nutrients of all microwaved food are reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or that the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down. It’s also that it is dangerous to your health. Some of their findings are below.

Continually Eating Microwaved Foods Causes:

1. Long term, permanent brain damage by “shorting out” electrical impulses
      in the brain, polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue;
2. A shut down or alteration in male and female hormone production;
3. An increase in cancerous cells in your blood;
4. Cancerous growths and tumors in the stomach & intestine;
      (This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.); and
5. Loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and
      a decrease of intelligence.

In addition the MICROWAVED PLASTIC WRAP often placed over foods HAS 10,000 TIMES FDA LIMITS OF CARCINOGENS!

A study by a high school student, Claire Nelson (with help from a Dr. John Wilkes of the National Center for Toxicological Research) focused on the effect of microwave radiation on plastic wrapped food. The result? A carcinogen called Di(ehtylhexyl) adepate or DEHA for short, which is found in plastic wrap, migrated into the oil at between 200 parts and 500 parts per million. The FDA standard is 0.05 parts per billion, according to the article. PLUS xenoestrogen, which is linked to low sperm counts in men and breast cancer in women, also migrated into the oil.*

Time for alternative options!   See next week’s post for recommended alternatives to microwave use.

*(See “Carcinogens –At 10,000 Times FDA Limits” Options, May 2000. Published by People Against Cancer, 515-972-4444) or go to


July 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment