It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.
A Moment Of Science takes a scientific look at an old myth.
Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.
Besides preventing the microwaves from reaching and heating up the food it conceals, aluminum foil tends to give off sparks that might start a fire.
Microwaves are low energy electromagnetic waves that have so little energy they can’t trigger chemical reactions in the molecules they encounter.
When the microwaves hit the front of an oncoming car, some of them are reflected back into the radar gun.