Microwave oven leak detection:
The Australian Government has
an established authority on radiation called the Australian
Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
Do we need to test it?
has studied microwave ovens and the radiation emissions
from them. The have published a report, which is available
below in .PDF format:
ARPANSA concluded that
"there is no need for regular testing of emission levels
for ovens that appear to be in good working order"
because there is "no evidence that emission levels
from undamaged ovens could ever create exposure levels that
may exceed the ARPANSA SAR limits for a person at 30cm distance"
Workcover NSW published guidelines for microwave oven safety
in "Workcover News" June-August 2002. You can
view this in .PDF format by clicking on the link below.
(Look at pages 4-5)
News June - August 2002
line with Workcover NSW's recommendation, Sydney Electrical
Appliance Testing recommends that you regularly check that
your microwave oven is clean, free from rust or corrosion
and has no signs of damage door, hinges or latches. If your
microwave oven has any problems in this regard, you should
replace it, or have it repaired immediately.
Your microwave oven
does still need to be tested for electrical safety
on a regular basis.
Sydney Appliance Testing offers mobile electrical testing
services for safety checking of microwave ovens and all
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