I haven’t used a microwave oven for 5 years, and not only have I never missed it, but it also has led me to better food choices. In his column “Why did the Russians Ban an Appliance Found in 90% of American Homes?”, Dr. Mercola explains the hazards.
According to Powerwatch, a non-profit independent organization with a central role in the microwave radiation debate:. “Even when the microwave oven is working correctly, the microwave levels within the kitchen are likely to be significantly higher than those from any nearby cellular phone base-stations. Remember also that microwaves will travel through walls if the microwave oven is against an inside wall.”
I wrote about the perils of cell phones, but since they are so indispensable that I’m not willing to get ride of mine, I offered ways to minimize risk and still have a cell phone. With microwaves, however, I see no reason to keep them. Moreover, when you get rid ot your microwave, it will lead you to better food choices–foregoing things like frozen dinners. It will also make the food you eat more nutritious if you cook it in a conventional oven rather than a radiation-leaking, toxic-creating microwave.
Sting sang, “I Hope the Russians Love Their Children Too.” By banning microwave ovens, apparently they do.