This Video Explains How Microwaves Are Safe (Even When Running)

This Video Explains How Microwaves Are Safe (Even When Running)

We’ve all heard the tales of our cancer-causing cooking boxes we keep in the kitchen, but they really aren’t dangerous to be around when they’re running. Craig Benzine from the Mental Floss YouTube channel takes a look at the classic myth in this video.

While it’s true that microwave ovens use microwave radiation to cook your food, there’s no evidence that any dangerous levels of radiation escape. See that layer of mesh on the glass? That keeps the microwaves from escaping. When it comes to what should or shouldn’t be microwaved, however, that’s a completely different story.

Is it Unhealthy to Stand in Front of a Microwave While it is Cooking? [YouTube]

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