Are microwave ovens safe to use?

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:

  1. The Straight Dope: Does microwaving kill nutrients in food? Is microwaving safe?
  2. 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?