What is Microwave Radiation?
Microwave radiation is the energy that causes the water molecules in food to vibrate rapidly. It is this rapid vibration that produces heat which, in turn, cooks the food.
However, it can also penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure to microwave radiation is harmful to your health. Microwave radiation is difficult cult to detect because it is both invisible and odorless. When a microwave oven is turned on, microwave radiation is present.
Microwave radiation disappears once you turn the oven off, but until then, you may be exposing yourself and your family to dangerous levels of radiation.
Microwave Oven Leakage Detector by PRO-LAB®
- Do It Yourself Test Kit
- Safe and Easy to Use
- Reliable Results Instantly
- Detects Dangerous Microwave Radiation Leakage
- Laboratory Tested for Accuracy
1. Place a cup of cold water in the Microwave Oven.
2. Set Microwave ON HIGH to 1 minute and push start.
3. While holding the card on the thumb mark (DO NOT TOUCH SENSOR WHILE IN USE) and with the front of card facing you, slowly skim sensing element over and around door seals and glass of oven (see red arrows on front of card) one time during entire 1 minute period.
If just the smile face is visible, no radiation leakage is present.
If a sad face appears while smile face is visible, oven is leaking minor radiation.
If the skull and cross bones appear while the smile face is visible, it could be extremely dangerous. Do not use the oven and contact a qualified kitchen appliance technician.
VERY IMPORTANT ! SMILE FACE SHOULD BE “GREEN” OR “RED” WHEN USING. IF SMILE FACE TURNS “BLUE” OR DISAPPEARS, CARD IS TOO HOT. LET IT COOL AND RETEST.
NOTE: DO NOT PUT THE MICROWAVE OVEN LEAKAGE DETECTOR INSIDE MICROWAVE OVEN, IT WILL MELT! PRO-LAB® IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCORRECT RESULTS DUE TO NON-COMPLIANCE OF DIRECTIONS.
WHAT CAN MICROWAVE RADIATION DO TO YOU?
The FDA has established microwave radiation exposure levels greater than 5mw/cm2 to be dangerous. Independent studies have revealed levels much lower can cause:
- Skin Cancer
- Dizziness and Headaches
- Blood Disorders
- Increased Stress
- Birth Defects in Pregnant Women
- Central Nervous System Damage
- Temporary Sterility in Men
- Cardiovascular Problems
- Interference with Some Pacemakers
WHAT CAUSES MICROWAVE OVENS TO LEAK?
Slamming the oven door, dirt or food particles caught in the door seals and hinges, or basic wear and tear all cause the oven door to slightly separate from the oven enclosure.
Once this happens, invisible, but highly dangerous microwave radiation leaks through the small space and this can cause irreversible damage and injury to you and your family.
FACT: An Independent survey conducted among the Professional Service Associates, a group of microwave repair servicemen, indicated that over 56% of microwave ovens two years or older leaked levels of radiation 10% higher than the safety standards set by the FDA.
More often than not, a simple adjustment was all that was needed to stop the leakage.