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microwave

 [mi´kro-wāv]
a wave typical of electromagnetic radiation between far infrared and radiowaves.

microwave

A 1–100 gigaHerz (109) wave on the electromagnetic spectrum with a wavelength of 1–1000 mm.

Public health
Exposure to microwaves is linked to domestic microwave ovens; leakage of infrared waves ranges from 1 milliWatt/cm2 at the time of sale of a microwave oven to 5 mW/cm2, measured at a distance of 2 inches. Older pacemakers tended to misfire when the wearer was exposed to early microwave ovens, which were also linked to an increase in cataracts.
 
Hazards
Mechanical—eggs and popcorn are particularly hazardous, as they can explode, and the microwaving of metallic objects can result in a fire hazard.
  
There is little data to suggest that microwave exposure is associated with increased morbidity.

microwave

Therapeutics Deep heat therapy The administration of electromagnetic waves that pass between electrodes placed on the Pt's skin, creating heat that ↑ blood flow and relieves muscle and joint pain
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* Long term consumption of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
* Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory and concentration, emotional instability and a decrease of intelligence.
Microwaved ovens have even been used for "brainwashing", as shown in the 1970 Russian research documents written by Drs.
There is clearly a need for more research, but North American universities and governments seem more interested in what happens if a microwave oven door malfunctions than on the effects of eating microwaved foods.
The "evidence" that microwaved foods cause cancer boils down to Hans Hertel's and William Kopp's claims.
When Felton and his colleagues briefly microwaved meats and drained off the juices before grilling, most of the precursors of those potential carcinogens were lost along with the juices.
"Basically, the researchers added far too much water and microwaved the living daylights out of the broccoli."
In measuring the core temperatures of frozen dinners microwaved according to package directions, the researchers noted similar results.
This would explain why microwaved food often boils on its surface but remains cool on the inside, he adds.

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