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Old 04-23-2012, 04:35 PM
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If you were convinced they do what these articles indicate, would you quit using your microwave altogether? I don't know if these studies are good or not. But it's kind of creepy to think about. Do you use a microwave or have you stopped using one? Have you never used one? I use mine quite a lot, but mostly for re-heating foods. I can't think of much that I cook from the beginning using a microwave. It's very convenient, cuts down on washing pots and pans etc, but these articles are kind of spooking me. Maybe I'll quit using mine. What do you think about this information? I just did a quick look but if you have something more current or better, please post it. I think it's worth looking into.


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...e-hazards.aspx



http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/...microwave.html
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:41 PM
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Very rarely do I use my microwave to begin with, so I doubt it'd make a difference
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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Those aren't studies. But they are very biased articles that in some cases mis represent studies...

However I tend to nuke only water. Steaming is best, but compared to boiling there is little difference.

ETA.. for example using BPA is bad in microwaves, but it is equally bad when storing food cold, or heating in general.. it has nothing to do with microwaves as the article would lead you to believe.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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We don't have one. The only time I miss having one is when I have leftovers, the microwave is the easiest way to reheat them.
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What do you think about this information?
I think that the pure, unadulterated joy of watching Peeps puff up to astronomical proportion before exploding into pastel-palleted clouds of sugary napalm balances out the inherent fear of jiggling my biophotons.
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I think that the pure, unadulterated joy of watching Peeps puff up to astronomical proportion before exploding into pastel-palleted clouds of sugary napalm balances out the inherent fear of jiggling my biophotons.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:45 PM
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I think I'll slow down with it's use because if it wrecks the nutrients in things, what's the point of trying to eat healthily? I guess it's not that big of a deal to re-heat things on the stove. At any rate, anything using high temperatures isn't all that great either for preserving nutrients. We've probably already got the deck stacked against us a little bit because the soil that vegetables and things grow in, in many areas has been depleted of a lot of essential minerals, such as selenium for one thing.
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Well, it's the opinion of some pretty classy looking references. I mean....the food and drug administration? Don't you all value our government watch dogs?

Well, let's see if we can find some better information? I'll race ya. But first I have to go take the dogs for a walk.
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I found it interesting where it talked about certain things being lost in food...........like broccoli for instance.

I own a tupperware microwave steamer and use it quite often to steam veggies, including broccoli. It makes me sad to know I could be destroying a big part of the reason I'm serving it in the first place

I don't think I'm getting rid of the microwave, but I am rethinking my use of it for our veggies..........steamed or otherwise. We'll still use it to heat soup and leftovers though.
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Well, it's the opinion of some pretty classy looking references. I mean....the food and drug administration? Don't you all value our government watch dogs?

Well, let's see if we can find some better information? I'll race ya. But first I have to go take the dogs for a walk.
I don't trust studies that are funded by lobbists to show what they want to show. This is well known to be an issue. Also it is very common for articles to reference papers and get the take home message completely wrong I have often looked up these sorts of references and found that the paper in question actually refutes the article!

So while it would be interesting to go through the actual studies, based on these articles I really wouldn't be changing anything. These articles have enough obviously misleading information it makes me distrustful of the rest. Which is sad if they have validity.
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