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Does micro-wave cause cansur?

I eat from micro wave. It is tasty. But, each fren says it causes cansur. Is this true? Why/why not? I have basic knowledge of waves and quantum physics if you like to go in-depth

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Micro wave is the result of light particle moving at a very short spacing between particles.

    When it come to cooking in a microwave oven anything with hydrogen will heat up .

    The results is the food has receive heat energy. Hence you are eating warm rather than cold. Eating safe food at Different temperatures will not cause cancer. Only foods that are toxic to human body will cause havoc to cell which results in cancer.

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  • 9 months ago

    If it did you would not have one.

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  • 9 months ago

    I think i got cancer from reading the spelling of this question

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    • Curious5 months agoReport

      I am very worried about what has been transmitted to my visual cortex. It seems that a seemingly innocent query to the possible biological effects of microwave appliance has caused some unforeseen consequences. I hope you will get chemotherapy and get back into healthy form.

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  • Vaman
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    If you eat boiled egg then microwave is like heating radiation. It is absolutely safe.

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  • 9 months ago

    Just in case, leave the room when the M/W is cooking.

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  • 9 months ago

    Even things that "cause" cancer don't CAUSE cancer. They contribute to it. They increase the probability of cancer.

    But there are people who have been exposed to asbestos that don't get cancer. People who smoke that haven't got cancer.

    So you need to always evaluate the degree of risk.

    Any irritant contributes to cancer. The radiation used to heat the food does not ionize it nor leave any residual effects.

    So the food should be as safe as any cooked food can be.

    Remember that overheating food and burning it creates chemicals that do increase the risk of cancer.

    This is less likely in the microwave.

    The operation of the microwave itself then is the only thing to consider. Leaking microwaves may represent a hazard. So the units are designed to not leak any radiation.

    Yet they do warn you to always check that the seals are good and the door latch works etc.

    To ensure that you are not exposed to direct microwave radiation.

    Because that MIGHT be hazardous.

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  • 9 months ago

    There are two types of electromagnetic waves: ionizing and non-ionizing. Ionizing means that it can ionize the atoms in your body and basically screw up your DNA and such. Ionizing radio. Ionizing radiation begins towards the higher frequency UV rays and anything with a higher frequency (X-rays, gamma rays). Everything else is non-ionizing. Of course that doesn't mean the microwaves are always harmless. If you went around the safety features and put your head in the microwave you will cook your brain the same way you might cook anything else in the microwave. But sitting near a microwave that is as designed will not be harmful.

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  • D g
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    microwaves are energy in the form of electromagetic waves

    electro magnetic waves include light and radio waves.

    the food you cook with micro waves heats up the water in the food .. ..

    and essentially boils the food in its own juices

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    i dont think so, ive used rnicrowaves for yrs and never got cancer

    • oldschool
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Likewise. I bought a m/w for over $300 when they first came out. Alive to tell about it.

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No a microwave does not cause cancer. It causes hot food. That's all.

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