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Is It True That Cell Phones Emit The Same Kind Of Radiation As Microwave Ovens
And your car radio: The microwave oven was "discovered" when a lab scientist had a chocolate bar melt in his pocket when it was exposed to radio waves in the microwave spectrum. Radio waves come into your house for tv reception, to your car for radio reception, from you wifi router and to you cell phone. Recent studies have shown that there is no increase in disease following exposure to microwaves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
Supposing that radiation is bad for us (cell phones, microwaves, computers etc) why do doctors give it to cancer patients?
You're deceived: You're an adult and you need to learn to tell the truth from obvious lies. Internet claims that cell phones, computers, and microwaves are causing massive harm by exposing us to deadly radiation are ugly lies told by people who are trying to sell you something. If it were true, do you think spymasters -- the world's foremost truth-gatherers -- would use cell phones? Wise up ; stop being scared. ...Read more
Possible: Microwave ovan prodices electrmagnetic non ionizing radiation in huge quantity , built in such way not to leak.And cause cell damage , cataracts , immediate cell death or late effects like caner possible ( if it leaks ) by dna damage . It is also possible will break down products may be harmful to the body. ...Read more
Not really: Microwaves are pretty safe. Over the life of one microwave, it may give off 5 miliwatts of microwave radiation per square centimeter within 2 inches of the microwave, which is very well below what the FDA deems unsafe. If you stand 20 inches away from the microwave in use, the radiation is only one-hundredth of the value given off at 2 inches. It is unlikely you will have detrimental effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors. Is microwave oven bad in health? And how do u prevent ourselves in radiation even we need it?
Good question: The answer is not certain. However, i know of a surgeon at a university who claims that he is operating more for acoustic neuroma (a tumor associated with the hearing mechanisms) that he no longer considers it rare. The trouble is that there are so many other factors. Personally i think that cell phones are overused and may be damaging to some. ...Read more
Is there a different amount of radiation that comes from regular cell phones compared to smart phones?
Depends on phone: Cell/smart phones all have ratings with the sar ratings based on the electomagnetic radiation they emit in use. All must be rated <1.6w/kg and the ratings are readily available. I see some rated from.24-1.55 from the same company. Check with your retailer or phone site. ...Read more
Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself can cause brain malignancy since they are held close to your head while they are being used. The jury is still out on the question but prudence suggests you use your cell phone on speaker or use a blue tooth ear piece which generates lower radio ener. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The electromagnetic : Spectrum includes visible light, radio and micro waves, infrared red, ultraviolet, x-rays and megavoltage radiation. There is heating with microwaves, ergo their ubiquitous use in your home and cafeterias, but no ionizing, which is the damaging to dna action of radiation and radiotherapy. ...Read more
No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the microwave totally safe?
since it's a radiation so I'm afraid that it may cause cancer or something
Yes: As long as you are on the outside and looking in, a microwave is very safe. ...Read more
If i eat a lot of microwaved foods, do that mean i'm actually receiving radiation, and can microwaved foods cause any harm to my fetus?
No: There is no ionizing radiation present in microwaves. Microwaves are simply waves that vibrate at the same frequency that water does, so when it strikes water, it makes the water heat up. ...Read more
Does a microwave let out enough radiation to eventually cause cancer? From where on the microwave does the most radiation come out when microwaves on?
It just doesn't: Microwaves produced wavelengths of radiation that don't damage the genes, which must happen to cause cancer. Everything gives off radiation -- light, your own body warmth, and dangerous x-rays. There are many types and most are harmless. The world is full of crooks posing as humanitarians, and you need to be discerning. Thanks for your question. ...Read more
Could being in front of a microwave while it is on expose you to radiation. What if you are behind the microwave?
Not dangerous: Everything gives off radiation, even yourself, especially in the infrared (heat waves). That's the fallacy of microwave scaremongering. It can't damage your genes or other parts of your tissues. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: I don't care and you shouldn't either. The World Health Organization does some things very well, but it is extremely politicized, is controlled largely by non-scientists, and still has not dismissed the obviously-false claim that cell phone cause cancer, even after twenty years of zero good evidence. Your microwave does not produce ionizing radiation and is not a danger to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not clearly: The present data doesn't suggest that the microwave spectrum used to transmit communications causes cancer. There is some suggestion of related male infertility but it isn't certain. Additionally there is something referred to as the microwave hearing effect where people exposed to pulsed microwave radiation hear clicking noises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer