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Can standing near the microwave give me cancer?

Can standing near the microwave give me cancer?

No: I am not aware of any such link. You should make sure your microwave oven has a good seal on its door and is running properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can microwave food give you cancer?

Can microwave food give you cancer?

No more than regular: Food. Microwaving, even irradiating with x-rays has not been shown to make food more carcinogenic than untreated foods. ...Read more

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Supposing that radiation is bad for us (cell phones, microwaves, computers etc) why do doctors give it to cancer patients?

Supposing that radiation is bad for us (cell phones, microwaves, computers etc) why do doctors give it to cancer patients?

You're deceived: You're an adult and you need to learn to tell the truth from obvious lies. Internet claims that cell phones, computers, and microwaves are causing massive harm by exposing us to deadly radiation are ugly lies told by people who are trying to sell you something. If it were true, do you think spymasters -- the world's foremost truth-gatherers -- would use cell phones? Wise up ; stop being scared. ...Read more

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Do microwaves cause cancer? I've heard several times that microwaving your food can cause cancer.

Do microwaves cause cancer? I've heard several times that microwaving your food can cause cancer.

No evidence: There is no evidence that microwaving foods causes cancer. You may consult this site for more information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-causes/ART-20044714 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can cancer from a microwave?

Can cancer from a microwave?

No. Wave: Length does describe physical characteristics, and at the "short" or microwave end of the spectrum, these cause heat. At the other end, beyond visible spectrum, they penetrate and ionize from ultraviolate to megavolt x-rays and particles. ...Read more

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Is microwave linked to cancer in any way ?

Is microwave linked to cancer in any way ?

No: This was a cruel, cynical Internet hoax from 2002 that falsely claimed the authority of Johns Hopkins and the American Cancer Society. Even a few physicians fell for it. It is totally fake. If it were real, you would not see microwaves at the NIH. ...Read more

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Could i really get cancer from a microwave?

Could i really get cancer from a microwave?

Of course not: This is just one more internet untruth. The radiation wavelength is far different from the radiation that damages genes. People make stuff up to frighten other people, flesh it out with anecdotes or fiction, claim to be "spiritual" and get money and clout. Do you think for a minute that we'd have microwaves in scientists' labs if they were dangerous? Those folks have the real facts. ...Read more

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Standing in front of microwave all day - can this cause you to get cancer?

Standing in front of microwave all day - can this cause you to get cancer?

No: These wavelengths won't mutate the dna (induce) or cause cells to overgrow (promote). The online claims that microwave cooking causes cancer are scaremongering and are obvious disinformation (discredited ideas about the nature of cancer and the processes of biochemistry) by people misrepresenting themselves as humanitarians and persecuted scientists. Don't let these people scare you. ...Read more

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Does eating microwaved food everyday(I'm a student) cause cancer. The majority says yes but some articles say no. Thoughts?

Does eating microwaved food everyday(I'm a student) cause cancer. The majority says yes but some articles say no. Thoughts?

No: There is no evidence that eating microwaved food causes cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more