Microwave Safety Concerns
Man's need to have his meal delivered on time has led to the production of microwaves machines such as Microwave oven as it's a well known established fact that necessity is the mother of invention; this is the thriving factor/ purpose behind the production of microwave Oven.
Microwave Ovens are ovens in which food is cooked by the heat produced by the absorption of microwave energy by water molecules in the food. Over time these ovens has proven to be effective and are regarded as a basic house hold equipment or machines. 80% of Homes living in urban cities has this machine in their homes. It is worth noting that most eateries, fast food centers and restaurant make use of this machines (i.e Microwave Oven) for getting meals ready and served in time to their customers. This is because It's easy, fast, and for the eco-warriors energy efficient.
The incidence and rise of cancer cases in our present day society has become an issue of worry and increasing nightmare for many individuals.
With increasing rate of Cancer awareness and education by health facilitators there has been a significant decline in the public panic for fear of cancer howbeit the question if Microwave ovens are sources of Cancer are still thriving questions in our society and this article aims at addressing this questions as it relates to microwave safety
Health Risk Associated with Microwaves Oven
It is worth noting that Microwaves affect food and humans in the following ways
Microwaves reduce the nutritional content in all food- Enzymes are denatured by the process of radiation, meaning you get a fraction of the nutrients you would get otherwise.'
Effects on Humans
The radiation waves used in our ovens are actually designed to heat water. Water is a constituting part of our bodies so our bodies naturally absorb microwave radiation without we knowing .( It is strongly advised to leave the room when microwaving)
Can Cause Cancer When Used with Plastic Materials
There are carcinogens in many elements of a microwaved meal. Firstly, many plastic containers leak carcinogens into the food when they are heated up.
Secondly, microwaveable food contains specific chemicals to aid the process, such as BPA, polyethylene terpthalate (PET), benzene, toluene, and xylene - which have all been linked to cancer.
It is strongly advised to desist from using plastic materials for microwaving your meals.
There are conflicting opinions on the dangers of a microwave. One thing that almost all scientists agree on is that it causes cataracts. Cataracts are the most common cause of poor vision in people over the age of 40. They are also the principal cause of blindness in the world, ahead of glaucoma.
Changes in blood levels
Recent Studies and researches conducted found out that people who ate microwaveable meals experienced a drop in red blood cells, and a rise in white blood cells and cholesterol levels.
Microwave safety is of great essence hence; no matter how grand our culinary and careful intentions are , it is always tempting to just use the microwave because It's easy, fast and -energy-efficient. Howbeit we should be mindful and careful when we use this appliance.
It is recommended that before first use of a Microwave Oven you study the manufacturer's manual to get acquainted with the product.