Probability of cancer because of microwaves

In summary, the conversation discusses the probability of a person getting cancer as a result of exposure to microwaves. With 15% of the population using microwaves and a 10% chance of getting cancer from them, it can be calculated that 50% of the 3% of the population who get cancer, or 1500 people, got it from their exposure to microwaves.
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Please help understand how to solve this question. Sorry for the terrible English.

If there’s 10% chance of getting cancer from microwaves, and 3% of the population gets cancer, what is the probability that a certain person who have cancer and was exposed to microwaves got it as a result from his exposure, if 15% of the population are exposed to microwaves.
 
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Imagine a population of 100000 people. "15% of people use microwaves": 15000 people use microwaves. "
If there’s 10% chance of getting cancer from microwaves" then 10% of 15000= 1500 of those people get cancer from microwaves. "
3% of the population gets cancer". That is 3% of 100000= 3000 people who get cancer.

Of the 3000 people who get cancer, 1500, 50% or them, get it from microwaves.

(I don't believe any of these numbers, by the way.)

(Your English is excellent. Much better than my [insert whatever language you like here. Maybe even English!)])
 

Related to Probability of cancer because of microwaves

1. What is the link between microwaves and cancer?

There is currently no scientific evidence that suggests a direct link between microwaves and cancer. Microwaves are a form of non-ionizing radiation, which means they do not have enough energy to damage DNA and cause cancer.

2. Can using a microwave increase my risk of cancer?

There is no evidence to suggest that using a microwave can increase your risk of cancer. The non-ionizing radiation emitted by microwaves is not powerful enough to cause cellular damage that can lead to cancer.

3. Are there any safety precautions I should take when using a microwave?

It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions when using a microwave to ensure safe and proper use. This may include using microwave-safe containers and avoiding standing too close to the microwave while it is in use.

4. How do microwaves affect food and nutrients?

Microwaves work by causing water molecules to vibrate, which creates heat and cooks the food. This method of cooking does not significantly alter the nutritional value of food, and in some cases may even preserve more nutrients compared to other cooking methods.

5. Is there any research being done on the potential health effects of microwaves?

While there is no evidence to suggest that microwaves cause cancer, ongoing research is being conducted to better understand the potential health effects of long-term exposure to low levels of non-ionizing radiation. However, current scientific evidence does not support any significant health risks associated with using microwaves.

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