Re: Re Aluminum foil on the walls...

Tue, 21 Sep 1999 15:16:46 +0200

KPJ <> wrote:
|I understand the mesh does not stop all the
|microwave radiation
|from escaping. To fully stop the radiation, the
|oven would become
|heavy, ugly, and the owner would not see the minced
|dead cow in there.

It appears as if <> asked:
|What amount of radiation does escape?
|AFAIK, the chief problem with leakage comes more from
|defective seals on the edge of the door.

A radiation meter can detect the radiation from a microwave oven from a distance of at least 4 m.(*)

I acquired a radiation meter to check my daily life environment.

Apart from such obvious sources as microwave ovens, I detected minor radiation from various other sources, including cathode ray tubes and mobile phones. The radiation meter went into panic mode near a mobile phone (GSM) base station. DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER! !-|

``What's a little radiation?''