Social Media Is Wrong About Microwaves
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Social Media Is Wrong About Microwaves

Johan Brown

Food does not magically cook in microwaves. Water is heated inside the food, and the hot or warm water subsequently aids in warming the remaining food. When you thaw a sauce packet by slipping it into a mug of hot water, see it as placing food in a water bath.

Different cooking methods might indeed affect nutrients differently. Because the water that warms up is a component of the meal itself, boiling food can cause certain nutrients to leak out into the water, but this is not a problem in this case.

Not Harmful Radiation

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Ionizing radiation—the sort that comes from X-rays —comes to mind when we consider radiation a potential health risk. Ionizing radiation is exceptionally harmful since it can potentially make both people and things exposed to it radioactive.

Radiation from microwaves is non-ionizing. The heat from a lamp, ultraviolet light, and most other light sources are other forms of non-ionizing radiation. Radio waves are also non-ionizing radiation.

Examples of Radio Waves

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Examples of radio waves include those that are broadcast by one walkie-talkie in a set and are picked up by the other, those that are transmitted by radio towers and are picked up by your vehicle radio. And those transmitted by your wi-fi hotspot are picked up by your phone or computer.

The fact that a microwave's shielding is destroyed might interfere with your wi-fi connection because microwaves operate at a frequency that is extremely similar to wi-fi.

Baby Safe

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Why are we occasionally advised not to reheat baby food or formula in a microwave if microwaves are used so often? It's not because the food is harmed by the microwave; instead, it might heat meals unevenly.

The baby might ingest too-hot formula if there are hot patches in the bottle or bowl of food and it hasn't been thoroughly blended before being given to the infant.