My wife and I are having a minor disagreement at present. She keeps sending me things from various sources that explain how microwave ovens do horrible things to the food we eat, even turning some harmless components into carcinogens. The health ramifications, if these articles are to believed, are extreme! However. I am the primary consumer of microwaved food in our household. I don't make medical decisions based on publications with "green", "earth" or "nature" in their title. But I also don't want to become riddled with cancer due to my taste for microwave burritos or Coles Bechamel Lasagne. So I wandered over to fda.gov and searched for information on microwave ovens. They make a few notes about making sure doors are sealed but nothing on the effects of consuming microwaved food. The Lancet makes no mention of microwave ovens at all that I can find, apart from a single line "microwave ovens are harmless" in an article about microwave radiation from mobile phones. So. My question is, are there any credible reports of microwave ovens being bad? Or that they're fine? A peer-reviewed medical journal would be ideal. Ta.