While researching the article for this post, I happened across information that declared that microwave ovens are harmful to our health. That opinion caused me some concern because as a working mother, my children eat a great deal of food that is prepared in the microwave. Our microwave cooks breakfast, lunch, and occasionally dinner for my family. I purchase food that is meant to be prepared in the microwave so that my children can eat healthy, nutritious meals that I don’t have to spend hours cooking and cleaning up.
I’m happy to tell you that the Food and Drug Administration has reported complete safety in regards to microwaved food. Allegations that microwaves destroy the nutrients and vitamins in food are false. The belief that microwave ovens cause stomach and intestinal cancers are unfounded and untrue as well. Microwave ovens do not cause radiation exposure to food, they do not change the structure of food, all they do is cook the food more quickly without having to add water in some cases, which might actually enhance the nutritional value of the food.
Everything that you’d like to know about the hazards that your microwave DOES NOT pose to your health is available at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/microwave.html