As mentioned in an earlier entry, I am a green builder and am currently building a totally eco-friendly home in Albuquerque's North Valley. One of the questions my wife/partner and I are deliberating over is whether or not to install a mircowave into the home. We have made the mindful choice to not own one for over the last five years. Our decision has been based on the reseach which shows that microwaves change the mollecular/ cellular structure of food and that they emit large amounts of electromagnetic waves/pollution. Health is our number one priority.
Now becuase we are building this home to sell, we have to make smart marketing decisions. Most homes have mircowaves built it. However, we will be marketing this house as not only Green, but also as a low electromagnetic field designed home. Some argue that mircowaves are "green" because not only are the convenient, they don't use much energy to heat food up. However, in my opinion, the health, safety, and indoor air quality of a home is just as if not more important that energy efficiency.
Any thoughts? What about any comments from fellow Ecobrokers?