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Clients Ask Me All The Time - How Dangerous Is A Microwave Oven?

Clients ask me all the time - how dangerous is a microwave oven?

That's a very good question!  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics over 90% of homes in the United States have at least one microwave!  So it's a very ubiquitous appliance!

But, is it dangerous?  Can you get zapped by microwave radiation?

First we have to define radiation.

The "radiation" from a microwave is the same as comes from radios, TV, satellites, WIFI/wireless, radar and light.  It is electromagnetic radiation.  It's not the same radiation as would be experienced from an atomic bomb.  Microwaves won't make us glow in the dark!  They operate in the 2.45 GHz range, which is a low frequency and on the opposite end of the electromagnetic spectrum as gamma rays, X-rays and ultraviolet light.

But, the question remains, is a microwave oven dangerous?

Not really.

Microwave ovens work by causing friction between molecules.  The water in whatever is being heated is excited and heats up.

A microwave oven and the seal around the door is encased in what is called a Faraday Cage.  That is simply a metal mesh that absolutely prevents the microwaves from escaping the unit.  And the door is set such that if opened during the microwave operation the cooking waves immediately stop.

The United States allows some leakage from microwave ovens!  The standard is set at 5 milliwatts or less per square centimeter when measured 2" from the unit.  That amount is said to be less than harmful to humans.  Two feet from the unit degrades any leaking "radiation" 100 times, so the further one is from the unit the less the possible exposure.

In addition, the microwave electromagnetic radiation is non-ionizing.  Damaging radiation is ionizing, and causes cancer and radiation sickness due to molecular and DNA-string damage.  Too much ionizing radiation breaks the body down, sometimes quickly, and is dangerous and deadly.

There is, however, one kind of injury one can receive from a microwave oven.  And it's similar to what can be caused by cell phones.  Cell phones run at around 1800 MHz, similar to the microwave in the electromagnetic spectrum.  Ham radio operators used these same high frequencies.  The danger to them was not cancer but heat related.  Used a lot, the ham radio Ultra-High Frequencies (UHF) can cause minute increases in temperatures to eye tissue.  The eye has no heat-regulating mechanism.  There is not as much circulation of blood in the eye, which can move around and carry off heat, so it is subject to damage.  The heating of the eye over time can cause cataract formation.

The other microwave danger is fire.  The water in whatever is being cooked is what heats up.  If there is not much water or if the water in the cooked material evaporates, things can heat up too much.

Also, metal in the microwave can cause arcing.  Who hasn't heard that one?  Stainless steel does not cause such arcing however.

And no matter what is cooked, or what it's in, microwaves can heat unevenly.  But again, who doesn't know that!?

My microwave test in a vacant house is to put a little wet paper or toilet paper in the unit for 10 seconds.  If it heats in 10 seconds or so the unit is operating properly.

So, what to do?

For safety, merely stand 2-4' from the unit when something is heating up!  Like was said above, microwaves are just that - micro!  The further from the unit the more degraded the "radiation" becomes.  And therefore, if there is any danger, it is significantly reduced! But really, the Faraday Cage works as advertised and makes the unit very safe!

My recommendation:  have a microwave oven and enjoy it!  Over 90% of households do!  Make sure the unit is in good condition and closes properly.  And if you have concerns, just turn it on and move away to do something else.  And remember, what comes out can be very hot, so you are warned herewith and don't sue me if you spill hot chocolate in your lap.

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 68 commentsJay Markanich • August 03 2013 05:17AM

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Wow, Jay!  What a relief!  Still, it's a good idea to make sure that the door shuts snugly.  When TWA first put them on their planes, flight attendants began to come up with more than normal cases of  premature cataracts. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Back in the early days of airline microwaves it could be they didn't close properly from such frequent use Pat.

Interesting to know that the cataract rates were high!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

HA!  If microwave ovens were dengrous, I'd have been 6 feet under long ago.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Radiation...we are getting bombarded with RF, rays and wavelengths of all kinds. But when in a hurry, the cell phone, micro wave all part of the faster faster helter skelter. (Taking a breath) Steady as she goes.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 7 years ago

Jay - I like to press my nose against the window to get a good view of the rotating carousel. Is that bad?

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 7 years ago

Yep..I think  is safe now..

Thank you guinea pigs

I'll be buying a microwave for my house now. .

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 7 years ago

Super post and well balanced.  Makes perfect sense.  I've never really worried about it.  Oh, except when I put in one of my grandmother's china dishes which had gold on it, and I didn't know.  My mom was very mad.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 7 years ago

If micowaves did not exist, I would not cook! And all that face time in front of one has not affected me one bit, I swear!  Well...  :-)

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) about 7 years ago

OK. Now I know everything there is to know about a microwave...and didn't know I needed to...er, I'm still not sure I need to, but knowledge is power...just not microwavable. Great post!

Posted by Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties) about 7 years ago

I remember when we had to put a cup of water in with what we cooked, that was back in the late 60's. Our favorite thing to use it for was bologna and cheese sandwiches. And we would stand there and watch the bologna curl up. Ghesh, what did we know? 

I do love my microwave, I admit it. I am so over the whole cooking phase. 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 7 years ago

Engineers I used to work with loved telling the story of the invention of the microwave involving a of course engineer who put down his candy bar while tinkering on his gizmo and the candy bar melted when left in that certain spot. The first ones were huge, bulky and scary too. Good post and thank you

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 7 years ago

Good morning, Jay.... I have to admit, I enjoy using the stove and oven... microwaves are for thawing....instant hot water dispenser on the sink for hot drinks .... not a microwave fan for cooking!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 7 years ago
Thank you. Read a book from a doctor who wrote he removed his microwave from his home - felt dangerous to health. Yep! I removed mine also. Two years ago put one back in. However, I will take heed to your post and stay 2-4 ft. away. Good post! Liked!!
Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 7 years ago

do you really have clients and ask you that? Microwaves have been around for so long I thought everyone was used to them by now. A lot of the dangers can be avoided using common sense.

Posted by Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate (RE/MAX All Pro) about 7 years ago

Thanks for the great info Jay. Our microwave had to be replaced a few months ago and while it was inoperable, we were lost for a few days. Scary how dependent we become on household appliances we take for granted.

Posted by Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com) about 7 years ago

speed cooking at its best.  I also have several clients and friends who will not use a microwave ever and fear that the radiation is harming their family and food.  We are a product of the environment we create.

Posted by Michele Peterson, Sellstate Realty First (Sellstate Realty First) about 7 years ago

Hi Jay,

I have never had a home buyer ask me if the micro wave oven was safe. It's a way to get cooking done without the hassle of the range.

I guess they are not concerned to be using one.

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) about 7 years ago

Thanks for the in-depth information on how microwaves work and their safety. This is geat information to know if asked by a client. I can't imagine life without a microwave (or the Internet). Great post and keep them coming...

Posted by Scott Dutton, Associate Broker - Equity Real Estate (Equity Real Estate - St. George, Utah) about 7 years ago

Hi Jay - thank you for sharing the valuable info on microwave ovens..

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) about 7 years ago

They may be safe, but IMO food gets ruined by cooking in a microwave.  But most folks consider them a must, so good to know they are safe to use.

Posted by Linda Metallo DiBenardo (RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois) about 7 years ago

Glad to know more about their safety ... I use mine mostly for heating up water.  Good idea not to stand right in front of it while it's on.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 7 years ago

Jay- you answered a lot of questions I had about microwaves.  I'd heard recently about being careful heating liquids in them but you covered much more.  I usually place something in them and then back away after I turn it on. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 7 years ago

Very interesting! Who knew the microwave was on the opposite end of the harmful radiation scale? This erases a myth I've carried around that microwaves do emit harmful rays.

 

Posted by Vanessa Saunders, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York (Global Property Systems Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Jay, I have still never owned a microwave---just haven't ever felt the need for one.  But then again I have never owned a dishwaser either :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 7 years ago

Jay, I have a lot to worry about , but the microwave is not one of them. We use it for defrosting and reheating leftovers, but rarely for cooking. They do make great popcorn.

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) about 7 years ago

First Internet Date (you know who you are) - you might not, but apparently Julie owns a dishwasher!  HA!!

All, thanks for your comments!  I am so busy tonight, doing reports late, I won't get to comments until in the morning.

I couldn't resist shooting a rubber band at comment #25...  Yes, he was my first internet date.  Long story.  Apparently I was his too!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

More concerned about burns than radiation.

Microwaves placed up high are the cause of more injuries due to spills. Especially true of children and older adults who reach up, pull the hot liquid out and onto themselves.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 7 years ago

I microwave is standard equipment in kitchens across America. They can be dangerous when putting metal objects into it. Be careful out there

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 7 years ago

I have seen this question from time to time, but had not seen an answer.  Thanks for this very informative post regarding microwave ovens.  I prefer to cook in a traditional oven, but it is great for heating up leftovers and for frozen dinners from time to time.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 7 years ago
Jay, your post really shows just what a pro you are! The clarity if your explanations and depth of knowledge is impressive. The information about eyes and microwaves is good to know!
Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) about 7 years ago

Ots of technical information.  Thanks you.  I've always wondered.  I am going to stop putting my face up to the MW to see what is going on inside!  

Posted by Allen Lomax, WNC Mountain Homes & Horse Farms Specialists (Steed Talker Realty is with two hours of Tryon International Equestrian Center and we offer the best properties in the area.) about 7 years ago

Use the microwave just about daily. Remember when the first ones came out. Great Popcorn makers.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) about 7 years ago

Jay, thank you for the very informative post about microwave safety.  I've made note of standing 2 to 4 ft away from it while in operation.

Posted by Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate! (UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA) about 7 years ago

Jay...thanks for the good info.  My fear with microwaves is that what is in explodes and it is my fault.  In our house we use the "he/she who messed it up cleans it" rule.  I try to avoid the microwave....

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) about 7 years ago

Thank you for the education. I'm glad to know - electromagnetic radiation is not the same radiation as an atomic bomb.  

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) about 7 years ago

Lenn - I suspect many people would be!  Just stand 4' away from it!

Steady for sure Andrew!  We are bombarded stuff all the time, and not as much indoors as out.

Not if you press your mouth to the window at the same time Tom, and blow hard to expand your cheeks.

Fernando - they are cheap and useful!  You can pretty much hug it safely during operation.

Debbie - gold is a metal that will arc, for sure.  The plate was probably ruined and a nasty spot inside the microwave happened too.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

What's that Fred?  I can hear you but you're a complete blur.

Jeffrey - if there's water in it you can heat it up.  Wait, some comments can heat people up too!  I guess they can get people's water excited.

At least you didn't curl up along with your balonie Andrea!  Let the cooking begin!

Richie - what wasn't larger and bulkier when first invented?  In the early days what was being cooked had to be moved around.  The cook was the revolving plate.

Barbara - surprisingly scrambled eggs come out really fluffy.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jane - people get caught up with urban legends.  I am surprised the Myth Busters have not had something on this.  They showed us how alcohol does NOT cook out of food.

Interestingly my clients just yesterday, the day of this post, had questions because they are scared to use a microwave Matt!

Tom - our ice maker went out and I had to schlep to 7-11 for ice every other day!  We do grow dependent!

Michele - the mind takes incorrect information sometimes and makes it worse!

Clint - look at my comment to Matt just above!  On the same day as this post!  Weird karma...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Only ever met one couple who were sure that microwaves would be their demise if they had one...he said every cell in your body would fall apart all at once...and poof you would be gone if you dared eat food that had been "nuked."

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 7 years ago

Scott - we seem to be growing more dependent on both!

I'm glad you found it all useful Gay.

Linda - we use ours to reheat and cook frozen veggies.  That's about all.

Maureen - that may be the norm for most people!

Kathy - wave degradation is immediate with distance.  You are safe!

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Vannessa - we probably carry around more myths than we realize!

Charlie - one of my teenager jobs was a dishwasher in a hotel kitchen!  We have two microwaves (along with 83% of America), so you are welcome to use one to learn how useful it is!  Oh, those flowers are for you...

Tom - all that is called free enterprise - techniques and foods that can be done quickly and easily.

That's true Margaret.  Hint:  don't put the microwave up high!

Harry - that is one of those things people typically do only once!

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Joan - they have an important niche in the food world!

Ralph - that seems to be the biggest deal.  My cousin was a big ham radio operator in the 60s and he has had eye problems.

Allen - that is probably the best tip of the post!

Bill - they are great for what they are great for!

Bet - distance solves all the problems that seem to come from the appliance.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Mike - things do have a tendency to pop in there!

Michelle - if it was nobody would want the appliance in the house!

S&D - how many years ago did he say that?  And what of the evidence all around, for decades, that his thinking is flawed?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

More data than I knew I can remember something about getting around one when you had a pacemaker.  Don't know if that still holds true. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 7 years ago

Thank you Jay...i have wondered about this for awhile and try to open the cupboard door between me and whatever i may be doing as a blockage space...felt the cell phone is probably more of a danger to us anyway...

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 7 years ago

James - according to the American Heart Association, published last summer, the answer is no.  But you probably already looked that up.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/PreventionTreatmentofArrhythmia/Devices-that-may-Interfere-with-Pacemakers_UCM_302013_Article.jsp

Ginny - people will figure that out when the cataracts start happening, and "affordable" health care won't have the money to help!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

The Faraday cage is a very cool invention. The internet has some very impressive and fun uses that people have found for the metal mesh. 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 7 years ago

Oh no!  I wonder what kinds of things inventive people have used the cage for Jim!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Good info Jay and now we know! I always wondered why the mesh.

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) about 7 years ago

so maybe wearing sunglasses is appropriate ??I always seem to be watching what is in there ! Great details. .thank you !

I like that you do the inspection properly---I watched an inspector once on a vacant home run it with nothing inside... and that was to prove what, that it had electricity running to it or the timer worked ?

 

I bet when you run the dishwasher to test it you also ask if the dishes inside need washing and add the soap so that the cycle is not a wasted "test Run".. You would be an inspector I'd hire if you were closer ! Keep writing , I enjoy reading your posts.

 

 

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) about 7 years ago

Marco - should we encase our houses in mesh for lightning protection?

I'd go with the glasses Michele!  Yes, if there are dishes I ask that the seller put soap to not waste the cycle.  If there are no dishes, I simply start the dishwasher first thing upon entering the house.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay - Neat little trick to test that the microwave works!!!  I have never seen it done & will remember that next time.

Posted by Margaret Mitchell, Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty) about 7 years ago

Margaret - sometimes there is no toilet paper, so I use a soaked business card.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Hi Jay,  Thank you for a very informative blog.  You answered questions I've wondered about for years.  THanks!!!

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) about 7 years ago

Ricki - I am glad to add to your microwave information! 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago
Jay, I only think they are dangerous when you put the wrong things in them.
Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) about 7 years ago

That's pretty much the bottom line Carol!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Thanks for clearing things up about Microwaves!  Great post!  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 7 years ago

Thanks Kathy.  Wow, I'm a microwave authority!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay - Studies also show that microwaves kill the nutrient's when used to heat or cook fruits and vegetables. In fact one study showed when a glass of water was heated in a microwave for one minute and allowed to cool to room temperature then used to water plants, over a weeks time the plants died. The same type of plants were watered with just tap water at room temperature and the plants lived. So for me I stay away from microwave, cell phones are a different story.

Posted by Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector (Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.) about 7 years ago

Actually, Eric, the Harvard Medical School did a study on microwaves and nutrition and concluded that microwave cooking does a better job of preserving nutrients.  Boiling reduces nutrition the most.  Steaming the least.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/Microwave-cooking-and-nutrition.shtml

As far as the water thing, I have never heard that, but I am going to try it out!  I'll bring in a weed from outside and see what happens with microwave water!  Weeds are the hardest things to kill.  This will be fun!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay, snopes say bull tookie to the plants dying:

http://www.snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp

 

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 7 years ago

Hey, Jay!  I included this post in today’s Last Week’s Favorites.  Please drop by and check it out, and have a great week!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Thanks Charlie.  While that sounded a bit weird (as I don't know what positive and negative poles of energy can do to water) you just blew all my fun with the weed experiment!

But isn't snopes just a couple of old people in a closet somewhere with a computer doing what you just did?

;>)

Thanks Pat!  You mean, this one beat out my Redskins post?  What?

Again, ;>)

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Lots of great information here Jay. Thanks for the post.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 7 years ago

Thanks Janis.  I hope you found it useful!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay let me know how the test works out. I heard about the water test on one of those health talk shows. Seems to me that microwave food taste different. At any rate the information in your post is great. Thanks for the link to the Harvard study.

Posted by Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector (Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.) about 7 years ago

It's interesting that I have been steaming my broccoli for many years Eric, because it is a nicer color and has a crunch!  Those Sunday morning health talk shows typically just want to sell supplements!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

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