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Are Microwaves Dangerous?

So what exactly are Microwaves?

Part of the electromagnetic spectrum, Microwaves are high frequency radio waves (radiofrequency fields) and visible radiation (light). Microwaves are usually used for TV broadcasting, radar for air and sea navigational aids, and telecommunications such as cell phones. Microwaves are reflected, transmitted or absorbed by materials in their path, in a similar manner to light. Metallic materials totally reflect microwaves while non-metallic materials such as glass and some plastics are mostly transparent to microwaves.


Are Microwaves Dangerous?

When used according to manufacturers' instructions, microwave ovens are safe and convenient for use. With this in mind, several precautions still should be taken, specifically with regards to potential exposure to HF/RF microwaves.

Microwave safety: The design of microwave ovens ensures that the microwaves are contained within the oven and can only be present when the oven is switched on and the door is shut. Leakage around and through the glass door is limited by design to a level well below that recommended by international standards. However, microwave leakage could still occur around damaged, dirty or modified microwave ovens. It is therefore important that the oven is maintained in good condition. HF Shielding around your microwave can guard you from these potentially harmful leaks.

Shielding

Our conductive paints offer very good shielding and are very easy to apply.  You can paint over the conductive paint with a standard latex paint to achieve the desired color and to protect the conductive surface, as our paints come in a dark color.

You can also cover the walls with a conductive fabrics that we offer or if you are building a new home the fabric can be inserted between the drywall construction. Apply the fabric as you would a wallpaper, remembering to overlap slightly at the seams to avoid leakage. You can cover over the fabric with a standard wallpaper, paneling or drywall. You can use our fabrics to make curtains to shield the RF/HF radiation as well!

Also remember to provide proper grounding to each component which is not in contact with the others!