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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: They can leak

There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves.
One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :).

In brief: They can leak

There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves.
One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :).
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