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At PCC we often get calls from individuals asking if microwave ovens affect the nutritional value of food. The answer is that there's very little research but what we do know raises questions and concern.

A radiation expert at the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition told PCC that the FDA made its decision in 1968 that microwaved food was safe. He said the FDA never has conducted any research of its own and that the FDA has not reviewed any of the studies conducted at Stanford University or research published by the Lancet, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Natural Sciences.

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Read about microwave ovens and review the scant research that has been done.

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Experts advise against heating breast milk in microwaves. Never microwave food in plastic containers, which promotes leaching of plasticizers.

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