Microwave ovens changed the way we cook when they became widely available in the 1970s. Today we don't use them as much for cooking things as we do heating things up or making microwave popcorn. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people today that are worried about just how much radiation is give off by their microwave.

In a recent segment of Keith Carson's 'Brain Drops' on News Center Maine, he explained how a microwave works and if you should be worried about the radiation from it.

Despite Keith's scientific explanation of how microwaves work and the amount of radiation that it releases is has negligible and not harmful, many people commented still not believing it.

How do you feel? Do you agree with what science has concluded or do you still think microwaves are harmful to you? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.