Does food cooked in a microwave contain radiation?



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    Contrary to popular belief, food cooked in a microwave does not contain radiation, and it is also not possible to exposed to radiation when looking at a microwave.

    The deal is, that mircowaves use electromagnetic waves and the food is then cooked through conduction. The waves travel in a straight line and bounce of the sides of the microwave. However, the term “radiation” just means that something is being transmitted in the form of rays, in this case, electromagnetic waves, which has nothing to do with “radioactivity” (the term that most people tend interchange it with). These waves are non-ionizing, therefore being unable to change the chemical compounds of foods, like radioacivity can.

    In the end just remember, radiation does not mean radioactivity.

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