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Microwave Ovens Can Cause Cancer

#30 Microwave Ovens Can Cause Cancer

Radiations refer to emission of energy from its source. X-rays and sun rays are typical examples of radiations, in addition to the heat that is constantly oozing from our bodies.

While there are many types of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum ranging from low-energy radiations to high-energy radiations, only the latter are identified to cause cancer. Besides, a lot depends upon the dose of the radiation to which you are exposed.

For instance, continuous exposure to sunlight involves the risk of developing skin cancer, while the right amount provides the body with Vitamin D. Microwave ovens haven’t yet found to be a contributing factor to causing cancer. They pose no health risks when used under the recommended guidelines.

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