Your input on this research study re: induction safety?
I'm "new" to appliance shopping as we are about to break ground on a house. Thanks to this forum I have all my appliance choices done and have decided upon the Bosch (or possibly Electrolux) induction cooktop. Being curious about any safety issues after a recent health scare, I found a recent publication from June 2012 - I wish it listed which particular brands of induction cooktops were tested. Any way to find that out?
The last conclusion on the article states that:
"We believe that induction hobs, if used at all, should be used with great caution and that pregnant women (including those trying to become pregnant) and children should keep out of the kitchen while induction cookers are in use."
Here is the abstract:
and the article:
I understand this is a European-based article (and am also wondering if the US guidelines are less or more than the UK's - my guess is more?) but the principles are still the same. Is there a way to find out which induction cooktops truly emit within recommended guidelines? I'd love for those of you knowledgeable in the topic to weigh in. I was thinking induction would be a "safer" option than a gas range but now I'm not so sure? We are building our house with ICFs and I also like the "cleanliness" of induction for air quality too.
Thanks for any and all opinions.