Are microwaves radioactive?

Old 10-06-2020, 09:58 AM
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I understand there is some radiation at play with microwave ovens, and I still get a little nervous every time I use it. Perhaps it is time I finally informed myself about the risks.
  • Firstly, is a microwave oven radioactive?
  • I know for a time there seemed to be a scare about 'standing in front of the microwave' leading to problems. Is this still thought to be true?
  • What happens if the microwave somehow accidentally opens without turning 'off'? Does this blast the space with deadly radiation?
  • How come the damn things aren't encased in lead??
  • It seems to me there is a lot of energy in there somewhere... Do they ever explode? If a microwave starts to go faulty, should you throw it out or are they generally safe?
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:27 PM
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I avoid using it. As for me radiation could be everywhere.
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Old 11-06-2020, 10:01 AM
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With such a wintry world, everything is worth fearing. I do not consider microwaves to be radioactive. I think this is a great way to quickly prepare food, or reheat it, especially when you're in a hurry.

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Old 11-18-2020, 04:48 PM
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i think yes!
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:44 PM
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U guess this is just a stereotype???
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