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Microwave Ovens. Are they safe? Are they Environmentally Friendly?

Microwave ovens are tested for radiation and are monitored for the presence of harmful levels of radiation, and there are guidelines to limit the amount of microwaves that could leak from an oven over its lifetime. Microwave ovens should be used as directed, and maintained in good order. They are built to not leak, but seals and catches around the door should be in good working condition and the door shouldn't be warped. Older models can be checked for leaks. Home radiation meters are not very reliable so take it to be checked if you are concerned. Some recommend not standing close to a working microwave for long periods, just in case!

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