clare asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

microwaved water is bad for health?

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  • 1 month ago

    No it's not harmful in any way. 

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    1 month ago

    No, it is not. 

    "The health effects of microwaves remain controversial. To date, no conclusive evidence suggests that microwaves have cancer-causing effects, indicating that it’s a safe preparation method"

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  • 1 month ago

    Only if it's too hot

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  • 1 month ago

    Microwave frequencies damage the genetic structure of food you put in it. This just means parts of your food become unrecognizable by your digestive system.

    As for water, I haven't seen any studies on it damaging the H2O structure. 

    People are mentioning here if the container is plastic it is bad. While it's not 'lethal' this would help microplatics leach into your water that are xenoestrogens. This is particularly a bigger problem for men. 

    I would still warm up water in a glass to get a quick warm cup of water. But rarely. Try one of those mini ovens, air fryer or a stove top kettle if you're very concerned. Microwaves have barriers on the exterior so microwave radiation doesn't bounce all around the area. If you put your cell phone in a unplugged microwave it loses reception in most cases. People who blindly believe microwaves are entirely safe and that it simply warms food, don't understand the Mechanisms behind how it warms food. However, microwaves aren't on long enough and are mainly protected by a built in barrier so harm to humans standing near by would be minimal. 

    These studies also stress that food which has a damaged genetic structure is safe for consumption and doesn't hurt us in any way. 

    Some doctors disagree and say it causes digestive problems which can lead to other problems. I doubt there will ever be studies conducted proving it harms humans. So according to current general safety protocols, it's safe bro. 👌 

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  • 2 months ago

    That hoax was busted over a decade ago.  Time to take off the tinfoil helmet.

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    who even says that......

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    if its heated in glass its fine. if its heated in plastic its lethal

    • alan P
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      1 month agoReport

      It's possible that some chemicals could leach out of some types of plastic if water is heated in them.  Depending on the situation there could be some health issues but to say that heating water in plastic is 'lethal' is over the top.

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  • Barry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Why would it be? Microwave radiation is non ionising. That is the non-ionising radiation used in microwave ovens is not powerful enough to transfer radiation into food; it can only cause the water molecules to move.

    • Elle
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      1 month agoReport

      Working in the ER several years ago, there was a few cases of microwaves not shutting off and several cooks got burned when putting food in and out. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It all depends on what you are heating it in. I would recommend only using microwave safe glassware. That way no unwanted chemicals are being released into the water. Under those circumstances there is nothing to be concerned about healthwise.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, it’s fine.    

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