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In defense of microwave ovens (and wifi and cell phones)

New postby 3ICE on Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:44 pm

It's difficult to convince others of the incorrectness of their misconceptions. But lets try:
Cell phones, wifi, microwave ovens... All harmless rays of super weak "not even light" rays.
radiation is a scary word, but light is also a form of radiation and it is much more powerful than mere microwaves
microvawe ovens put out 1000W of weak, non-ionizing radiation.
The sun also puts out 1000 W of far more powerful radiation:
"At the upper reaches of our atmosphere, the energy density of solar radiation is approximately 1,368 W/m2 (watts per square meter). At the Earth's surface, the energy density is reduced to approximately 1,000 W/m2"
Oh, and a good, properly shielded microwave oven keeps all of its radiation contained inside it. (no leaks) The sun is not shielded. 1000W right in your face! (per one square meter)

Relevant video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrDSCo83mk
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Re: In defense of microwave ovens (and wifi and cell phones)

New postby 3ICE on Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Wikipedia on "wifi sensitivity":
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a claimed sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, to which negative symptoms are attributed. EHS has no scientific basis and is not a recognised medical diagnosis. Claims are characterized by a "variety of non-specific symptoms, which afflicted individuals attribute to exposure to electromagnetic fields".

Those who are self-described with EHS report adverse reactions to electromagnetic fields at intensities well below the maximum levels permitted by international radiation safety standards. The majority of provocation trials to date have found that such claimants are unable to distinguish between exposure and non-exposure to electromagnetic fields. A systematic review in 2005 showed no convincing scientific evidence for symptoms being caused by electromagnetic fields. Since then, several double-blind experiments have shown that people who report electromagnetic hypersensitivity are unable to detect the presence of electromagnetic fields and are as likely to report ill health following a sham exposure as they are following exposure to genuine electromagnetic fields, suggesting the cause in these cases to be the nocebo effect.

A 2005 review by the UK Health Protection Agency and a 2006 systematic review each evaluated the evidence for various medical, psychological, behavioral, and alternative treatments for EHS and each found that the evidence-base was limited and not generalizable, but that the best evidence favored cognitive behavioural therapy. As of 2005, WHO recommended that people presenting with claims of EHS be evaluated to determine if they have a medical condition that may be causing the symptoms the person is attributing to EHS, that they have a psychological evaluation, and that the person's environment be evaluated for issues like air or noise pollution that may be causing problems.
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Re: In defense of microwave ovens (and wifi and cell phones)

New postby 3ICE on Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:48 pm

Re: "My microwave oven (using 2.4 GHz) messes with my Wi-Fi (also 2.4 GHz)":

I think if it messes with your wifi it's not shielded right. Microwave ovens are supposed to keep 100% of the "powerful" (more like "scary sounding") 1000W 2.4GHz radiation contained INSIDE the device. (I'm not a radiation scientist though. Maybe it's 99.9% shielded and so 0.01% is enough to somewhat mess up your wifi?) I did google it and found a positive result:
"In theory, a properly shielded microwave shouldn't leak any radiation, but the reality is that they leak quite a bit, resulting in electromagnetic, or radio-frequency (RF), interference."

Certainly not enough to cause physical harm to your body, but yes, it can disconnect your Wi-Fi, sure.
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