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Does Putting Styrofoam In The Microwave Cause Cancer
No: It takes only a few minutes to make up a scare story / health hoax. Debunking it takes far longer, and for your trouble you get called "unspiritual" or told you're in the pay of the wicked corporations. This is one more internet hoax that you can ignore. Despite all the piranhas at the nih, each striving to make a name by proving a real risk, there's not a single publication. ...Read more
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
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
Not ionizing: A chemical that truly causes cancer at realistic doses must mutate genes. Ionizing radiation (high-frequency) does this, but radiation at microwave levels won't. Further, even subjecting food to ionizing radiation doesn't seem to produce cancer-causing chemicals. And microwaves are too long to ionize, so even microwaving yourself would cook you but not give you cancer. ...Read more
No cancer: Microwaving pop corn or any other food will not cause cancer. Just do not add too much fat to the popcorn. 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
Would microwave cause meat to generate poisons that will damage our bodies, eventually we will get cancer or some weird disease?
No: This is a perennial scare story. There are even militants who claim that all cooked food is horrible. Cooking, especially char-broiling, does generates chemicals that can damage genes and contribute to the background damage from which cancer arises; microwaving probably less so.A chemical in plastic does get into microwaved food, for how, use glass / ceramic. ...Read more
Does a microwave let out enough radiation to eventually cause cancer? From where on the microwave does the most radiation come out when microwaves on?
It just doesn't: Microwaves produced wavelengths of radiation that don't damage the genes, which must happen to cause cancer. Everything gives off radiation -- light, your own body warmth, and dangerous x-rays. There are many types and most are harmless. The world is full of crooks posing as humanitarians, and you need to be discerning. Thanks for your question. ...Read more
Is the microwave totally safe?
since it's a radiation so I'm afraid that it may cause cancer or something
Yes: As long as you are on the outside and looking in, a microwave is very safe. ...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
Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself can cause brain malignancy since they are held close to your head while they are being used. The jury is still out on the question but prudence suggests you use your cell phone on speaker or use a blue tooth ear piece which generates lower radio ener. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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