Microwaves are ubiquitous in the modern kitchen. They're a quick way to heat up leftovers, warm up coffee, or even cook dinner. I remember when we got our first microwave. I was about 5 years old, and my dad brought it home just after my brother was born. My mom said, "What am I going to do with that?" She used it every day from that point on. I think we had that same microwave until I went to college.
In the past few years I've heard some controversy over the safety of microwaves, from speculation that radiation might leak out and harm us to the allegation that the waves re-arrange molecules in the food, making it hard for the body to recognize (i.e. like radioactive particles). It seemed the jury was still out on this issue until I saw this article which showed there had been some conclusive evidence known for quite a little while now.
Since it is a fairly new technology (~ 70 years) that hasn't been in widespread use all that long, I tend to err on the side of caution and haven't used one in several years, similar to some entire countries. At this point I don't even have a microwave in my house, much to the shock and awe of house guests. It's a decision every person will have to make based on research, but if you do decide to ditch the microwave, here are a few tips to help with the transition:
What do you think about microwaves?