A 37-year-old member asked:
could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Southard answered
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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