I find this interesting. Maybe someone here has some expertise or
opinion in this area?
2 years ago a friend bought a microwave oven. He used to work
maintaining things like scanners at a specialist hospital. He has a
radiation meter, so he tested the radiation, which set off the alarm on
He contacted the suppliers, who repaired it. The repaired oven still set
off alarms. They replaced it. The replacement set off alarms..
He contacted trading standards, who referred the case to Yorkshire where
the supplier was based. I assume his money was refunded.
He heard no more.
He replaced the oven with one of a different make. It was fine until it
died a week or so ago.
He liked the timer on the radiating oven because it could be set
accurately enough to heat his mince pies, and saw it was still
available. Thinking they must have solved the problem after two years,
he bought one again.
He measured the replacement. The alarm on his meter goes off all around
it at 5mv/sq metre, and full scale is 10mv/sq.m. It goes beyond full
scale when held 2" from the oven.
He rang the suppliers, who just said that all their equipment was built
to full European standards. They couldn't tell him what those standards
were. He was then referred round in a circle and ended back with the
They referred him to the actual makers of the rebadged oven, Samsung.
They have referred him to another organisation in Kendal. He has
repeatedly rung them and spoken briefly, but been repeatedly cut off.
They blamed their new phone system and he has latterly been unable to
get through at all.
I've certainly never measured the radiation from our oven. Perhaps that
explains her funny moods? (That's a joke in case my wife ever reads