Was having this discussion with my cousin and my sister over the weekend and decided to do some (not intensive) research on my own, because I have been using microwave ovens a lot more in recent years. For the convenience and all that jazz. Anyway, these are the only two articles I found which sound plausible i.e. the rest sound like they have an agenda to push:
- The Straight Dope: Does microwaving kill nutrients in food? Is microwaving safe?
- US FDA/CDRH: CDRH Consumer Information – Microwave Oven Radiation.
The answer: I still don’t know. But I guess as with everything else, use microwaves ovens in moderation?