| An email is circulating about the
dangers of microwaved water on plants with an accompanying PDF. The email
claims a school experiment showed that giving microwaved water to a plant
causes it to die. The email also contains a list of other harmful effects of
microwaved food, all based on the conclusions of the one false experiment.
The problem here is that the experiment was not done
scientifically, and no scientific evidence exists to prove this theory.
Additionally, we were unable to confirm any of the information of the so-called
scientists who were involved with the simple grade school experiment.
Furthermore, the conclusions about other effects of microwaved water are also
The document in question claims to be:
Prepared By: William P. Kopp
A. R. E. C.
Research Operations TO61-7R10/10-77F05
RELEASE PRIORITY: CLASS
yet, the document does not give any indication of location
or scientific proof. It only looks at one single non-scientific school project
and draws several conclusions without any evidence.
In closing, non-scientific experiments as well as
experiments that can not be documented are not ever causes for alarm and should