Revisiting Microwave Concerns

If microwaved water can kill a plant, how safe are microwave ovens for you and me? Click on the image for more information on this science project by school students.

Appreciable loss (30-40%) of vitamin B12 occurred in foods during microwave heating due to the degradation of vitamin B12 molecule by microwave heating.

Research by Blanc and Hertel, confirmed that microwave cooking significantly changes food nutrients.They studied the effect that microwaved food had on eight individuals, by taking blood samples immediately after eating. They found that after eating microwaved food, haemoglobin levels decreased. “These results show anaemic tendencies. The situation became even more pronounced during the second month of the study”.

With Microwave ovens becoming common place in Indian kitchens, it is worth spending time to learn the risks involved.


Written by maald

April 26, 2010 at 12:50 am

Posted in Health

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  1. Oh-oh. Wonder how this is relatively unknown to most microwave users. Its like slow poison.


    May 4, 2010 at 4:41 am

  2. Thanks for sharing..now I will think twice before using it.


    May 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

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