Are microwave radiations harmful?
Thoughts on this.
I can understand your concern. I think and am concerned about toxins that we encounter in our every day modern life, too.
The problem is that many of these things have not been studied thoroughly, so there isn't data on the amount of exposure necessary to cause problems and what to do about it. (And as much of the medically related research is done by pharmaceuticals, environmental exposures such as from synthetic substances, often goes unstudied.)
We do know that softer plastics break down into monomers (that can be toxic by producing free radicals and mimicking estrogens) when exposed to high heat and to ultraviolet light.
If the (non-microwavable) plastic container you've been using to reheat things looks like it is intact, it's likely that not much got into your food. A small amount may have leeched into your food, but it is unlikely that it would cause problems for you given that this hasn't been an ongoing thing for a long time. Our immune systems can clean up most free radical damage. You can consider taking a free radical absorbing vitamin such as Vitamin E (only use fresh, not one that a roommate had from a year ago) for a few days. Again, I wish I had an exact amount and number of days for you to do this, but I don't because there isn't research on it.
But consider this:
You are 19 and you are healthy so your immune system is in good shape and can deal with toxins.
It would likely take a lot of repeated exposures to cause damage over time, and from what you described, that isn't the situation.
A good diet (lots of veggies) and exercise can go a long way to keeping us healthy even in the presence of the potentially harmful things we encounter.
I hope this information helps.
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