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Do microwaves leak radiation?

Consumer Reports News: November 27, 2007 06:09 PM

Microwaves can leak radiation.


True, though it's unlikely. While the Food and Drug Administration does allow for some leakage (at levels far below any known to cause harm), it also requires that microwaves stop producing radiation once the door is opened. Bottom line: Don't operate a microwave if the door is broken.


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