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Microwaves: the heat is on.

Nearly three out of four U.S. households have microwave ovens. Ask their owners if they're comfortable using them, and most will probably admit to being a little uneasy.

But jokes about using lead apron show that microwave users are worried about not going to set off a x Geiger counter when u microwave.

You could burn yourself. You could get food poisoning. But you already know that.

Well, here's something you probably don't know. The containers and packages you microwave with-your cling-wraps, special "browning" packages, and even your "microwave-safe" cookware all could be releasing potentially harmful substances into your food.

Amazingly, many of these products are exempt from government regulation.
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Title Annotation:includes related information; microwaveable packaging & cookware may be releasing harmful substances into food
Author:Schmidt, Stephen
Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Date:Jan 1, 1990
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