• Has anyone told you that you need to stop using a microwave because they cause cancer?

    Asked by bigjan1 on Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Has anyone told you that you need to stop using a microwave because they cause cancer?

    I've heard that one a few times from some of my well meaning friends or family. Here is another article that proves that it's not true.
    Do Microwaves Cause Cancer?
    Let’s take a look at 4 microwave myths that science has proven false
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-microwaves-cause-cancer/

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      I don't use one to cook, only to reheat leftovers. I also use only microwave safe glass and/or plastic. I don't find it changes my food in any way, since I only reheat.

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Just to be safe I wouldn't use a Microwave but if you have to stay ten feet away.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CancerChicky's Avatar
      CancerChicky

      I use ours to reheat a few things. Not much really, but I have no fears whatsoever about it being a cancer-causing machine. If you look hard enough you can find an article or a study that says that anything causes cancer. Sometimes you need to look at who paid for the study and take that into consideration before you start throwing away whatever it is that was supposed to be causing cancer.

      almost 4 years ago

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