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Thu Jul 23 10:47:16 EST 1998

There was a lawsuit in 1991 in Oklahoma. A woman named Norma 
Levitt had hip surgery, but was killed by a simple blood transfusion
when a nurse "warmed the blood for the transfusion in a microwave 

Logic suggests that if heating is all there is to it, then it doesn't matter 
how something is heated. Blood for transfusions is routinely warmed, 
but not in microwave ovens. Does it not therefore follow that 
microwaving does something quite different?

Normal heating of food occurs when heat goes from the outside to 
the inside. Microwaves work just the opposite. The waves go to the 
inside and then move outward. The food molecules are hit by the 
electromagnetic radiation and forced to reverse polarity up to 
100 million times a second. That is, the molecules start spinning. 
This tears them apart and sometimes rearranges them into toxic 
substances that cause many allergic responses. 
It is this friction which produces the heat which 'cooks' the food. 

Unfortunately, this violent force also rips apart and deforms the 
molecular structure of the food. It is no longer 'food' - it just 
looks as though it is.

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