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Officials respond to microwave health alert

MagazineAugust 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 5)Officials respond to microwave health alert

Following the recent article on the microwave ovens by Simon Best (WDDTY, vol 10 no 12), I decided to write to the Food Standards Agency expressing my concern

Following the recent article on the microwave ovens by Simon Best (WDDTY, vol 10 no 12), I decided to write to the Food Standards Agency expressing my concern. I thought you would like to see their response:

Dear Hazel,

We are aware of the claims made by Hans Hertel. We have carried out a search of the scientific literature and have not been able to identify any research which indicates that food cooked in a microwave oven, rather than in a conventional manner, is harmful.

You will be interested to note that a World Health Organization (WHO) Press Release notes that they have no information to support the contention that cooking with microwaves induces any toxic substances or harmful effects unique to this process. Hazel Pratt, Leamington Spa....


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