Opinions on Microwaving?

I never ate much microwaved food while growing up, but coming in here, it seemed like such a blessing. Off late I have heard that microwaving in takeout container and soft plastics releases some chemicals which can cause cancer. I stood far away from the micro in my pregnancies, but anyone heard this? Is there any truth to this? If there was would the companies release beans, carrots etc in pre-sealed bags? Let me know your thoughts please!

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  1. Anonymous

    I also heard about staying away from the microwave when one’s pregnant..I am pregnant but don’t understand why I shd stay away from the microwave…if the logic is around the microwaves, then I shd have stayed away from the cell phones as well right?

  2. Anonymous

    Its quite possible that the microwaving causes leeching of the chemical containers… I guess one needs to do some longitudinal time studies to figure out if microwavable containers are really harmless or not.

  3. Khushi Mommy

    You are right about the cell phones, though everyone seems to say they are OK. Someone told me only to use glass/ ‘hard’ containers (like corelle, etc) for microwave only.

  4. Dora

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I will let you know if I find anything factual. Otherwise I will just use the hard containers.

  5. Priya

    My mother had said that it would release harmful radiations which would be bad for your baby.

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