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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 your home

Our EMF Shielding Paint is carbon based, conductive, black in colour, and shields you from RF electromagnetic fields and when grounded also from low frequency electric fields. The paint needs to be applied either with a brush or a roll. In most  cases one coat is sufficient for blocking EMF, however, applying a second coat will provide even better shielding. Once the EMF Shielding Paint has dried, you can apply standard latex paint on top in order to achieve desired color, and also protect the conductive surface.

We also carry Multi Purpose EMF Fabric that 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 the fabric with a standard wallpaper, paneling or drywall. We also recommend using RF Window Film or EMF Protection Fabric to shield your windows from high frequency radiation.