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radar and mobile communication microwave can cause cancer.

1 year of operation of a powerful base transmitting station for mobile communication have reportedly resulted in a dramatic increase of cancer incidence among population living nearby.

Hi, I heat my food in a microwave every day of the week. but a friend said that microwaves can make food radioactive and then become cancerous.Is that true?"
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jane Doe
microwave user

Cancer is caused by ionising radiations such as ultra violet (UV) light while non-ionising radiation do not cause cancer e.g Microwaves, radio waves, and the light that we can see. It has been proved that Microwaves are do not cause cancer. 

Microwave oven heat food by causing the water molecules in food to vibrate vigorously therefore making food to get heated. Microwave radiation in food does not make food radio active and hence it does not cause cancer.

However recent research has shown that Long-term exposure to microwave radiation provokes cancer growth: evidences from radars and mobile communication systems.

From experimental data, the effects of long term exposure to low intensity microwave (MW) radiation generated from radar and communication systems can cause cancer in animals and humans.  A number of reports have revealed that under certain conditions the irradiation by low intensity MW can substantially induce cancer progression in humans and in animal models. This carcinogenic effect of MW irradiation is typically manifested after long term (up to 10 years and more) exposure according to the research done byI Yakymenko  1 E SidorikS KyrylenkoV Chekhun

.  However, even single a year of operation of a powerful base transmitting station for mobile communication have reportedly resulted in a dramatic increase of cancer incidence among population living nearby.