What Is Microwave Oven Radiation:
Whenever a microwave oven is turned on, radioactive energy is produced causing the water in food to vibrate rapidly. This rapid vibration produces heat, which in turn, cooks the food. The energy produced by a microwave oven can also penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure is harmful to our health. Once you turn off the oven, the microwaves disappear until then, you may be exposing yourself to dangerous levels of radiation leakage.
What Causes Microwave Ovens To Leak:
Hard closing the oven door, dirt or food particles caught in the door seals and hinges, or basic wear and tear all cause the oven door to slightly separate from the oven enclosure. Once this happens, invisible, but highly dangerous microwaves leak through the small space and cause irreversible damage and injury to the user.
What Tests Are Completed:
The microwave oven is inspected for any obvious physical damage to ensure safety as per AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 60335.2.25 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for microwave ovens including combination microwave ovens.
Our technicians test your microwave oven for leakage under the Australian Standard AS3350.2.25, clause 32 in regards to microwave radiation emission levels. Radiation leakage inspection involves the measurement of radiation levels around the oven using an advanced microwave oven survey meter to ensure they are below limits specified in AS3350.2.25. Once the unit has been tested and passed, a sticker detailing AS3350.2.25 certification label indicating radiation and power levels is affixed to the front door of the Microwave to clearly display that the unit is safe to use.