Rumor Has It Podcast Series: Can Microwaving your food lead to Cancer?

Rumor Has It: Can Microwaving your food lead to Cancer?

There is a common misconception about the chemicals that are released into food when you warm your leftovers in plastic or styrofoam. Many people fear that warming your food in the microwave messes with hormones, or causes cancer. Listen as Dr. Tom addresses this concern and learn why overcooking or burning your food might put you at a greater risk!  

Subscribe to our podcast for more rumors debunked! In this new series Dr. Tom will answer your most controversial, taboo and sometimes, just general questions about health that you’ve only ever asked Google.

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