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Is It Ok To Hold Baby While Standing Near Microwave
IMHO: Yes, you can - but be careful not too warm! stir well to avoid hot spots. Also, it is not necessary. Room temp is fine, so is refrigerator cold. Unless your baby really doesn't like it without warming. The guide might be warm foods that you'll serve warm later as your baby eats table food with you. Enjoy your little one! ...Read more
I stood in front of a microwave in use while looking for something in the shelf above it have I caused damage to my unborn baby?
Microwave oven=safe: Modern microwave ovens do not emit appreciable amounts of radiation because of their inherant design. You got very little exposure because of the 'protective grid' on the front of the oven prevents the microwaves at 2, 450 mhz from escaping. Also a interlock switch is used to deenergize the magnetron when the door is opened. Finally the door is sealed.Time to worry only if the door/grid are damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband opened microwave before it stopped (twice). I was sitting about 7 ft away. 26 weeks pregnant. Can that harm baby?
When I was a young child I put an old thermometer in the microwave and it exploded. Could I be at risk of mercury poisoning ten years later?
Maybe: It doesn't take much mercury to be toxic. If you ate any food that was prepared in the microwave, no telling how much methylmercury you've consumed. I recommend you see a physician member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) or International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) for evaluation for treatment. I would use a combination of oral DMSA and IV or oral EDTA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?
No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would have been more worrisome in the first trimester (but even then would probably be OK unless you really inhaled a large amount). Don't worry. Hope your delivery goes smoothly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
19 weeks pregnant and been eating microwave popcorn a few times a week. Someone said the lining in the bag could cause miscarriage or damage to baby. Is this true? I never heard this before.
Not likely: The main risk is from inhaling diacetyl fumes and most who got sick did so through occupational exposure. Many manufacturers have since removed diacetyl from their microwave popcorn. You can make your own microwave popcorn by putting plain kernels in a clean brown paper lunch bag, fold the top over a few times, and heat on the popcorn setting of your microwave. Add melted butter if you like. ...Read more
No: Babies are not born knowing how to swim. A baby can sometimes hold their breath as a reflex, but this should not be mistaken as an innate ability to swim. Water can be very dangerous for your baby: it takes a very short time for a baby to drown. It is extremely important that you carefully monitor your baby at all times whenever he or she is near water, and this includes the bath tub. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more
Why is my 9month old so active? Ever since she was an infant, she has been very active.Moving all the time, wont hold still at all..Dr says she's fine.
Is it normal for a 3 mth old infant to hold his stools inside while he sleeps and only pass motion when he wakes up after 8-10 hrs?
Yes: This is fine and totally harmless.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Really the: Greatest danger that a microwave poses to your food, is if you use non-microwave safe storage/cookware in a microwave, particularly plastic based. As this can allow harmful toxins to leach into your food. ...Read more
For the most part: If you fry foods at too low a temperature or put too much food in the pan it will lengthen the time it takes to cook and will cause the food to absorb more fat from the oils. Some oils are less healthy than others. Studies support the notion that fried foods increase the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Frying in a canola oil for very brief time at high temp may be less harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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