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Can I Use The Microwave If I Am Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is it dangerous to stand in front of a microwave in use while pregnant? My microwave is new it's less than a year old and it was only for 10-20 sec
There is no risk: To a pregnant woman from microwaves, in that they have no ability to penetrate to the fetus, or the mommy. This is toward the "infra-red" range of the electromagnetic spectrum not the other direction, where x-rays are sufficiently energetic to penetrate. Relax and enjoy, no harm to you or your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?
Yes, yes, yes: What is safe during pregnancy is probably the most studied medical question...and recommendations are very conservative. The questions of cell phones & microwaves being safe during pregnancy has been well studied, & you can rest assured that you need not worry. I'm sure you appreciate ALL risk can not be removed from life...you would have to stay in bed all day! Good wishes; have a healthy baby! ...Read more
Currently: There is no restriction on microwave heated foods for pregnant women. ...Read more
I have heard you can't eat pepperoni when pregnant because of the chance of listeria, if i heat the pepperoni up in the microwave is this then safe?
Usually - yes: Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure that hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; and mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating refrigerated pâtés and meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs and meat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to defrost blueberries in the microwave? I heard some zapping and it made me nervous. Did this for over a year including when pregnant.
Microwave ovens: Simply heat an item by agitating its molecules. The "radiation" is non-ionizing, meaning it does not alter the dna or molecular structure of the food the way x-rays and gamma rays can. So the only damage to blueberries (or any other food) would be from over heating. "zapping" can occur from sparks when a metalic container is used or from steam "exploding." defrosting blueberries is safe. ...Read more
They can leak: There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves. One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :). ...Read more
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