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Are Microwave Ovens Dangerous?


Are microwave ovens safe? Should you heat plastic? What is exploding water? We look at the facts behind this common household appliance.




What are microwaves?

Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation. That means that they are literally waves of electrical and magnetic energy, and share this in common with radio waves and visible light we can see.
While exposure to ionizing radiation (like X-rays) do have the potential to damage organic cells (us), microwaves are a form of weaker, non ionizing radiation.

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