I posted several articles here, 5 to be exact, and left the web site because quite frankly I was laughed at. The people doing that laughing were, in my opinion, mental midgets posing as intellectual giants and I realized that this wasn't the site for me.
A simple high school experiment seems to drive my point home. The images attached to that experiment are below but I want to say just a bit more.
We eat a 100% organic diet to avoid pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. The FDA has plenty of data on the saturation of potatoes, apples and other fruits and vegetables regarding this. So does the CDC. Naturally an organic diet doesn't guarantee that we avoid these poisons at a level of 100% but shopping in a regular grocery store does guarantee that we have a 100% opportunity to eat fruits and vegetables grown with human carcinogens and purchase meats raised with antibiotics and other compounds we prefer not to ingest. Buying our food at an organic co-op is preferable for us. At least most of what we buy is probably grown organically.
The issues surrounding peer reviewed data and the compromises sustained by the scientific community to retain grants and funding isn't ambiguous and peer reviewed data is as compromised as anything else so its value shouldn't be regarded as the epitome of perfection or the last word on anything. In a word, it's often tainted and/or manipulated.
That's evident in the history of and the many 10s of 1000s of deaths in the US attributed to Vioxx, the passage of Aspartame as safe for human consumption and the political history associated with that passage and the many 100s of recalls of other 'safe' drugs that were soon deemed deadly. We also have the issue of GM foods to be concerned with and the evidence that these things are unsafe is overwhelming.
That said, I don't use and stopped using a microwave years ago. It reduces the nutritional value of the food that's heated in it. So to all of those people that laughed at my last post regarding microwaves and their obvious detriment to the food you're consuming, keep microwaving. The totality of the body burden of chemicals in the environment and the lower nutritional value of the foods you eat over your 40-50 years of life will eventually be apparent at the culmination of those 40-50 years when you'll experience disease at a slightly higher rate then those who erred on the side of caution and good science.
On the left is a plant watered with purified water that was heated in a microwave and allowed to cool while on the right is a plant that was watered with the same purified water which was boiled and allowed to cool. After 9 days the difference between microwaved and conventionally heated water is apparent and the high school student that performed the experiment should be given a medal. She/he won't be recognized for this experiment because the microwave lobby in the US is too powerful.
Since leaving this web site I've been able to publish over 800 internet posts and over 20 books. I'm retired and read prolifically and write most days. While this web site isn't a place I spend much time anymore because the people that commented on my last post were so closed-minded and literally laughed at the proposition that microwaves might present a very long-term hazard to health by reducing the overall nutritional content of food, I've since decided that those are very likely the same people that eat Fast Food not understanding the long-term health effects of dimethylpolysiloxane which can cause nausea, vomiting, ringing in ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse if less then one gram is consumed.
Of course no one consumes one gram BUT what are the effects, the very subtle and long-term effects when your body, all chemicals and neurotransmitters, is assaulted by this chemical on a limited but regular basis? Do we know these long-term synergisitc effects? We don't.
That same Fast Food contains tertiary butylhydroquinone, another petroleum based product we have no long-term low level exposure data to rely on from independent sources.
I've also decided these are the same people that cook with tap water which contains chlorine and fluoride, thus concentrating the levels of both by heat. These people also very likely brush with a fluoride toothpaste when in fact the mouth is the best organ for sublingual ingestion of chemicals and no one can properly gauge their total daily fluoride intake. There is plenty of evidence that fluoride is retained by the body, stored in bone and causes late-life illnesses.
We also have no scientific data on the synergistic effects these chemicals have on amino acids, phytonutrients, neurotransmitters and other very small elements that make up the human body and how they interact on a cellular basis. This is because developing good science behind the synergistic interactions of numerous chemicals is almost impossible to do.
Here's something else the mental midgets can laugh at. It's part of the public record, submitted to NIOSH on March 14th, 2011, based on a Federal Register request for public data as regards the Zadroga Bill. While I may not produce peer reviewed data and that was the basis for being berated, reproved and chided for my position on microwaves, I do produce valuable and accurate data nevertheless and it's never been my objective to be peer reviewed. But I do know that the truth will not be televised nor will it be in newsprint or magazines and often times peer reviewed data is worthless.
The physics and chemistry analysis of the USGS dust sampling from the World Trade Center: