A 37-year-old member asked:
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could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning.
Answered on Jan 20, 2015

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