There are categories of people which are present. First are those who like microwaves and the others are those who hate it. Microwaves are liked by many people because they increase the speed at which dinner can be prepared by a huge deal and the dinner reaches the table within two minutes. Whereas many people dislike it because it can cause lots of harm to the human health as well as create several other problems. In over 90% homes microwaves have been used to a large extent to cook food. But most of the people fail to understand the fact that these microwaves create lots and lots of health risks which can be fatal to human beings in the long run. In a microwave oven the food is cooked by creating electromagnetic waves which penetrate the food and pass right through it and in this process create structural changes to the food. These structural changes can cause lot damage to humans.
In an experiment conducted by the Swiss Scientist, Hans Herte some important findings came regarding the process of microwaving food. These findings supported the fact that when the food is put in a microwave it is damaged to such an extent that it causes harmful changes in the blood. The complete structure of the food cooked in a microwave was totally destroyed. It is also advisable that if one still chooses to use the poor quality food than that is at his own risk. It’s not just the food which is damaged, even the nutrients which are present in the food are totally washed away in the drain without any traces to be found.
Even the new born babies are not safe from the damages caused by microwave. In an experiment conducted by Stanford University it was shown that when breast milk is heated in a microwave all its nutrients are destroyed. Every mother should think several times before boiling breast milk in a microwave to feed her child and that too just to save few minutes. All of the nutrients which the baby could have got would have been destroyed. Due to these negative impacts on human health, use of microwave has been prohibited since 1976 in Russia.
Some of the ill effects on our health due to microwave are-
- Damage to the brain and loss of cognition
- Declination of human immune system
- Generation of carcinogenic agents
Many believe that no death has been caused due to microwaves that are not true. A patient sued an Oklahoma hospital after receiving damaged blood which was heated in a microwave. These reasons caused Russia to ban the use of microwaves. So it’s time to take a pause and think. It is no advisable to risk your health just to save a few minutes in cooking. It’s time to find other healthy options which might be able to reduce the time spend in cooking. Till then it would be a wise idea to boycott the microwaves and use the stove for cooking and in doing so save our lives.