People often taken for granted the convenience brought by microwaves. Yes its ability to cook food quickly is really a delight, but there are factors and reasons we should be cautious in using it. The following roll may make you want to stop using microwaves right away.
Reasons You May Hate Your Microwaves
It changes the taste of food
It was stated by the World health Organization that microwaves are high frequency radio waves or radiofrequency fields and like the visible radiation which is light, are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Mostly, microwaves are used for TV broadcasting, radar for air and sea navigational aids and telecommunications including mobile phones and lastly, in kitchens for cooking food.
In similar method to light, microwaves are reflected, transmitted or absorbed by materials in their path. Non-metallic materials like some plastic and glass are mostly transparent to microwave, while metallic materials totally reflect microwaves. At some point, materials containing water, for example foods, fluids of tissues, readily absorb microwave energy which is directly converted into heat.
The WHO strongly advises that ‘Only dishes and containers specifically designed for microwave cooking should be used. Certain materials, such as plastics not suitable for microwave oven, may melt or burst into flames if overheated.’ Also, eating melted plastic that gets contact with your food is hazardous to health.
Furthermore, the WHO’s website explained that anything over 10 hertz can harm human body, a typical microwave oven operates at a frequency of 2450 megahertz. A megahertz is one thousand hertz in conversion.