Electromagnetic waves with a wavelength on the order of a few inches. Microwaves are longer than infrared radiation and shorter than radio waves. Microwaves are used extensively for communication, both in satellite television and for the transmission of long-distance telephone signals. In a microwave oven, food is cooked by the heat generated when the water in the food absorbs microwaves.
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No cars, no medicine, no microwaves, no phones—just unplug from everything science has given you and leave the rest of us alone.Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist|Jay Michaelson|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Microwaves vary from model to model, and can range from about 300 watts to 1000 watts or more.
People blindly following instructions may not realize they have microwaves with a wattage lower than the instructions specify.
New studies suggest that prenatal exposure to anti-depressants, microwaves and cellphones may lead to ADHD and autism.Should Pregnant Women Ditch SSRIs, Microwaves and Cellphones?|Anneli Rufus|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST