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Diamond Threadworks Microwave Heating Bags
Sure: It's harmless. There are a bunch of internet hoaxes about supposed dangers of microwaving. Ignore them. ...Read more
Heating a rice in a plastic plate using microwave is ok? Cause I read some news that heating it in a plastic conatainer can cause cancer
That's bunk: These phony stories about plastics being heated in microwave ovens producing deadly chemicals are as old as the Internet disinformation industry itself. These folks are pretending to be your friends, ultimately to sell you something. They're not. Ignore it and enjoy your rice. ...Read more
Microwaves: Hello ~ I don't think there is any evidence to suggest that it could be bad. I am sure billons of people use microwaves every day and by now there should have been a mass extinction if they did cause a problem. Its safe don't worry! Thanks ...Read more
It depends:: Don't eat microwaved butter popcorn. When microwaved it produces the poison gas phosgene. Some people eating 3-4 bags a day developed advanced lung disease. Avoid microwaving in plastic containers, even those labeled "safe". Microwaving vegetables lightly is fine, but microwaving too long destroys the nutritional content. ...Read more
Not: Sure what you are heating up. Oven or stove may help ...Read more
Theoretic: Theoretic lysing of plastic molecules into the food. No scientific evidence of harm. ...Read more
Not proven: Unfortunately, there are no research studies currently studying the effects of microwave. ...Read more
Done correctly, yes: It is safe to heat water in the microwave oven... doing it correctly and using common sense, of course. Avoid getting scalded by hot water. If worried about EMF radiation, don't stand next to the oven when it is cooking. Always use proper containers intended for use in microwave ovens. ...Read more
I am affraid that with the heat my plastic container for the microwave melted and I have eaten a little bit of plastic...Possible harm and consequence
Do not worry:
You will not suffer any damage or harm from what you described.
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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Bad idea: The microwave can zap a lot of heat into a bottle that you only realize after baby has burned her mouth. Feeling the outside of the bottle won't cot it & sticking your finger in it is not hygienic. Some kids will enjoy it cool & those who like it warm deserve the sauce pan/thermometer method. ...Read more
It would be better to use a glass container to cook the rice as plastic is likely to release chemicals on heating.
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
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 more
I use plastic cups at home. I heat in microwave with milk sometimes. Was wondering if this could leach toxins. Cup is meltinG, white spots on inside?
Possible: Plastic is made from petroleum products and you don't want to ingest those. Not sure how much you would ingest and whether it would hurt you but best to avoid. How about a ceramic mug? Or microwave safe glass? ...Read more
Hello. I had wanted to know if it's safe to heat up prune juice on stove top or microwave to make it more warm and for how long.?
Yes. ...: ... it is safe. Either method is ok, but it's best to avoid boiling. How long depends on how cold it is when you start: if taking bottle from the fridge, you probably need to pour out a glass, and heat at least a minute, but perhaps at 60-80% reduced power. Stove top ok, but seemingly more work. It is a great idea to enhance fiber in diet and stimulate a bowel movement. Good wishes:) ...Read more
A microwave heated pad has helped me with cramps. I am around 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use hot pad on my lower abdominal? Or the heat is harmful?
A Fetal Hot Tub!!: Think of it this way: You probably take a bath or shower (well, I hope so) so if the heat isn't any hotter than that (or if it is, just for short periods of time) you should be fine. If YOU relax, the BABY (well, right now, the fetus)will relax. Just make sure it doesn't burn you. You'll get all jagged up with pain and a bunch of stress hormones will infest you. The key here: minimize stress ...Read more
Listeria hysteria! I ate 4 day old cheese and bacon roll. I did heat it in the microwave for 90s an it came out piping hot! Would that kill listeria?
Stop the hysteria: Listeria can actually be normal flora. Millions of people ate cheese that had been sitting out on the same day that you did. Listeria usually results from a problem at the manufacturer's end in which the little tumblers overgrew. Settle down and stop reading internet scare stuff. ...Read more
Is their a long term health issue with the steamable bags of veggies that you cook in the microwave? The cooking in plastic is what im referring to
Plastic: To date, there are no definitive studies that prove that cooking vegetables in plastic is hazardous to health. There are proposed theoretical risks to doing so, and so each individual needs to make their own decision on what they want to do in that regard. ...Read more
My thumb got slammed in a car door 3 days back, treated with ice bags and took pain killer. Its swollen now. What can I do? Heat up thumb? How?
No heat: Heat to this type of injury will only increase the swelling and black-n-blue. This is a crush injury and can hurt and take as long to resolve even if not broken. Ice at least 3/day and anti-inflammatories are appropriate and heat may feel good is counterproductive. You can expect possibly weeks for full resolution, or longer. ...Read more
1wk Ago car Accident&Extreme pain in chest do have brusing from seatbelts&air bags? CT showed no brakes? SaltBaths&Heat&OTC nor pain Meds R not helping
Get checked: MVA related injuries are very common from seat belts, airbags, and from the steering wheel. Potentially, ribs, clavicle, cervical spine and the kidney could be injured. Get checked, or rechecked. ...Read more
I've had this pain in my back in between my shoulders off in on for the past few weeks, I've laid on a heating pad and it dosent help what can I do?
FIBROMYALGIA: THORACIC MPS/FIBROMYALGIA Ultrasound usually relieves pain by improving blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels. You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. TRY TENS TX. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach. Com and gutbliss. Com MEDS: LYRICA/SAVELLA/CYMBALTA. ...Read more
I've had back pain since I went trampolining. It's been about a month now, and I've tried icing and heating it. What else should I try?
Not likely: Heating fuels can release toxic fumes in the air which can affect the throat and lungs. The surface of the eyes might get irritated but the interior will not get exposed so maculopathy should not occur. ...Read more
Wood fires: Without appropriate ventilation, wood fires for heating can lead to air pollution and health problems. Every year in phoenix we have "no burn" days because of inversion air layers. Your lungs like fresh air to breathe. If you're using a wood stove or other kind of fireplace, make sure your chimney is clean and the flue is open. ...Read more
Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read more
Sure.: If you mean metrorrhagia, meaning irregular bleeding between periods, a heating pad may not help prevent bleeding but may help with the cramps you get when you bleed. You should be evaluated by a gyn though b/c bleeding between periods isn't normal and usually is easily treatable. Could be a polyp, an infection, fibroid, or perimenopause. ...Read more
Heating pad: A heating pad is basically a thin flat plastic pad with coils inside, which when plugged in, warm the pad. There are many brands available, but choosing one with a washable fabric cover and at least three heat settings would be best. Most drug stores sell them. ...Read more
Heat food: Although heat is an excellent way to reduce the risks of food borne infection, it directly alters many proteins, vitamins, elements and their availability to present themselves for absorption. The quick answer is found within the laws of thermodynamics, your food energy is transformed under heated conditions. ...Read more