DECRYPTION – Despite their half-century of existence, these devices still cause concern. Is this justified?
If the dog is man’s best friend, the microwave is the man’s best friend who is too lazy to cook tonight. A ratatouille made the day before, a tray of frozen spinach or a Pasta box and presto, voila! But if the microwave has found its place in many kitchens, it is still “household appliances not gratain others, for fear of the adverse health effects it might have. Because like other technological innovations, the advent of the microwave has been accompanied by more or less well-founded fears, the most widespread being undoubtedly that of an alleged carcinogenic effect. But what is it really?
As their name suggests, microwave ovens work with waves. More precisely, with electromagnetic waves, also called “write-offs“. A term that can be scary but which covers a vast spectrum of waves with different energy levels. Their dangerousness depends on their frequency …