john asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 10 months ago

If a microwave is off does it still emit radiation?

I was wondering was the microwave carrying any radiation that stays off even still after I turn the circuit breaker off

6 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    Microwaves ARE SAFE bro on or off.

  • 10 months ago

    Microwave ovens don't really use radiation in the 

    normal interpretation. Cell phone traffic radiates 

    at about 1 Gigahertz and microwaves at about 2.5

    There is no physical source of energy in a 

    microwave oven. Heating is accomplished by 

    converting electrical power into something like 

    radio waves.

  • R K
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    no, it doesn't

  • 10 months ago

    Everything emits radiation by virtue of being at a temperature above absolute 0, but your microwave oven should not emit microwave radiation when it is off. It requires energy to generate those photons and without a power source it can't do that.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    I'm sure if it are still plugged into the wall, it should give off radiation.


  • 10 months ago

    No, it emits electromagnetic radiation which means it needs a power source

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