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Yes, it's ok 19 63.33%
No, it's not ok 6 20.00%
I don't know 5 16.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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Whats your take on this?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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I prefer not to be real close while it's in operation. But, from what I know and have been told/read it should be safe. Doctor's don't seem to keep track of how many x-rays we're all exposed to. No one seems concerned about all the microwaves emitted from those God forsaken cell phones. So why worry.. One good tip is just don't open the door when it's done ..wait a few seconds. There's a graphite door liner that supposedly absorbs the remaining microwaves that are still bouncing around inside the M/W.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:53 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I don't stand in front of it. I have no scientific basis for this, just paranoia.

I grew up with a monstrosity of a microwave. While not the earliest model, it was probably pretty darn close and we were probably the first in the neighborhood to have one (brought it from overseas, and my Dad was in AF supply; we always had electronics and gadgets our neighbors didn't). It later developed a big crack in the front and we kept using it for the longest time after that so I imagine whatever damage could have been done is done huh?

But still, I don't' stand in front of it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I don't get this poll! If it might be unsafe to stand next to a microwave while it's in use, what would make me thinks it's safe to eat food that's been cooked or reheated in one?

*<Time to put on my tinfoil hat on>*

Maybe the New World Order is behind all of this. They have us eating food that's been placed in microwaves to sterilize all of us. Hahahaha!!!!

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:02 PM
 
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Whats your take on this?
Probably, but that's kind of boring, so I don't.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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If you are curious, you might want to read this:
How Dangerous Are the Microwaves Used In Microwave Ovens?
If you are even more curious, and ask if microwaved food is safe, you might want to read this:
http://www.xpeditionsmagazine.com/ma...microwave.html
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:25 AM
 
Location: New York
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Nah, I wouldn't try that. They say its okay but I always had this fear that the microwave might explode in any minute. ha ha. Sounds ridiculous but I just don't like the idea.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:29 AM
 
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I was gonna add.... If your M/W is at eye level especially .... don't open the door for a few seconds after the beeper stops. Best to keep your eyes away from the open oven. I prefer to grab the food out with my head peering through the window. I've heard before the possibility of accumulative effect on eyes could lead to cataracts. Elnina's links mention it. My daughter always does the opposite of what I tell her. She likes to pop that door open the instant it cuts off. But, then she let's our Gkids play with the cell phones all day.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:50 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Never thought twice about it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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Y-y-y-y-yes, i-i-it's ok.

Be-e-e-e-en doing it f-o-or y-year-r-r-rs.

Nnn-n-ooo-o problem-m-ms here.
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