Do you know the story of how microwave ovens were invented? The common kitchen appliance was invented completely by accident during World War II. An engineer named Percy LeBaron Spencer was testing magnetrons in the Britain’s radar system, when he noticed that the waves melted a chocolate bar in his pocket. He was confused at first, but eventually found out that the waves can actually cook food as well.
This led to the invention of the first microwave called Radar Range which was nothing like the appliance as we know it today. The first microwave was as big as a fridge, but soon afterwards science was actually able to make it smaller and smaller. Nowadays, we all use microwaves ovens to heat up and cook food. They’re a pretty convenient way of preparing food, but according to some scientists, they’re not nearly as harmless as they may seem.
How microwaves cook food
The microwaves use alternating atoms which reverse their polarity and cause friction within the water in food molecules that makes them heat up. However, when cooking our food, it destroys the molecular and chemical bonds within, resulting in the destruction of its nutrients and degrading the food beyond repair. What you’re essentially left with is food deprived of any nutrients and nothing more than empty calories.
Why are they considered dangerous?
Scientists say that the allowed exposure to radiation is 2.45 billion Hertz and all microwaves actually use this frequency. However, the seal on the appliance often leaks radiation which exposes us to a lot more radiation that our body can withstand, resulting in the destruction of molecules and tissue and the development of serious health problems. Microwaves have been linked with cancer, birth defects, weakened immune system, low resistance to bacterial and viral infections as well as cataract.
In 1992, a scientific study discovered that people who eat microwaved vegetables often experience rapidly increasing cholesterol levels, a reduced count of white blood cells, reduced levels of hemoglobin and an increase in leukocytes, which is a sign of cellular damage. If you microwave breast milk it will lose nearly all nutrients and microwaved baby formula is even worse.
Even if you think that your microwave is perfectly safe and sealed, you may still be exposed to dangerously high radiation levels. The electromagnetic waves can easily penetrate through your cells and cause serious problems.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, our bodies can withstand EMF exposure of 0.5-2.5 mG. However, standing 4 inches away from your microwave can expose you to 100-500 mG of electromagnetic radiation, while 3 feet away exposes you to up to 25 mG EMF.
In conclusion, microwaves may be a great convenient way of preparing food, but there are many risk associated with them as well. If you want to live a happy life free of cancer and other ailments, we suggest avoiding them altogether.