As part of my course with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition I have been doing some reading about the dangers of microwave ovens. It is important not to believe everything you read, to look at WHO has conducted the study and then to make up your own mind, to trust your gut instinct.
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition refers their students to these articles:
Microwave Hazards by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell
Microwave Ovens Destroy the Nutritional Value of Food by Mike Adams
After reading these articles I decided to get rid of our microwave oven. I have never been 100% comfortable in using it and these articles confirmed my fears. This left me with the perfect space for some cookbooks.