Until this week, I had no idea microwaves were banned in Russia, and have been since 1976.

Sure, everyone talks about how bad microwaves are — don’t stand next to one while it’s on, don’t microwave metals or meats (not a problem for me and my vegan friends), etc.

But did you know microwaves actually break down the nutrients in food, reducing nutritional value by 60 percent? And that microwaving food disrupts your digestive system, can cause cancer and create free radicals?

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No wonder Russia banned them. The amount of money they would save each year in healthcare costs alone would more than make up for any economic losses.

If America would take health risks posed by carcinogen creators, we would save a lot of money.