Originally Posted by acetone
I beg to differ. Microwaves are widely accepted to be very safe, but honestly, they have been around for only a few decades ...
Humm ... only been around for decades. Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Pyrex cookware didn't exist before about 1920, Melamine dinnerware first showed up in the late 1930's, the first microwave oven went into service in a restaurant in 1945, Corning cookware wasn't introduced until 1958, and silicone bakeware/baking mats didn't emerge until the 1980's.
As GB said, there is no research, or historical data, to show any evidence of a health hazard from the food cooked in a microwave oven. They have, on the other hand, been shown to be one of the healthiest ways to cook because they do not cause the loss of nutrients that other forms of cooking do - especially vegetables.
Oops ... looks like I was typing at the same time as Alix and bigdaddy ....