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B Microwave oven radiation danger

  1. Aug 5, 2015 #1
    Dear friends!
    What is your openion about validity of the following information:

    " When was the last time you checked your microwave for radiation
    leakage? Yes, I did say radiation leakage, because any microwave can
    start leaking radiation any time, for whatever reasons. And such a
    leakage is hazardous to humans and pets in the house.

    You don't need to call in experts or to send your microwave to the
    dealer's workshop for a leakage test. That's time consuming,
    inconvenient and costly. Here's how you can test your microwave for
    radiation leakage, right in your own house, at no cost. Just follow
    these simple steps >>>

    1. Switch-off and un-plug the microwave from the electrical socket.
    2. Place your mobile phone inside the microwave and shut the door.
    3. Using another mobile phone, dial the phone that's inside the microwave.
    4. If the outside phone says "the number you are dialling is not
    reachable, or is out of coverage area, or is switched off; then your
    microwave is safe.
    5. But if the phone inside the microwave lights up and rings, your
    microwave is leaking radiation. Just throw away the damn thing and get
    a new one. (Believe me, the medical treatment of the side-effects of
    radiation leaks is costlier than the price of maybe 10 new

    Remember, just because the door of your microwave appears to shut
    properly does not conclusively mean that it is not leaking radiation.
    Stay safe, and test your microwave regularly at frequent intervals;
    the frequency of testing depending on the extent of usage, and you are
    the best judge of that."

    I think this information is scientifically correct,because radiation can pass through any crevices and holes.
    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Aug 5, 2015 #2


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  4. Aug 5, 2015 #3


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    This is a poor method of testing your microwave and should not be taken seriously at all.
    See here for more info: http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=67936
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