Handy Tip: Microwave Radiation
When was the last time you checked your microwave for radiationleakage? Yes, I did say radiation leakage, because any microwave canstart leaking radiation any time, for whatever reasons. And such a leakage is hazardous to humans and pets in the house. You don't needto call in experts or to send your microwave to the dealer's workshopfor a leakage test. That's time consuming, inconvenient and costly.
Here's how you can test your microwave for radiation leakage, right in your own house, at no cost. Just follow these simple steps.....
1. Switch-off and unplug the microwave from the electrical socket.
2. Place your mobile phone inside the microwave and shut the door.
3. Using another mobile phone, dial the phone that's inside the microwave.

4. If the outside phone says "the number you are dialling is notreachable, or is out of coverage area, or is switched off; then yourmicrowave is safe.
5. But if the phone inside the microwave lights up and rings, yourmicrowave is leaking radiation. Just throw away the damn thing ( the
Microwave, not the Phone ) and get a new one. (Believe me, the medicaltreatment of the side-effects of radiation leaks is costlier than the price of maybe 10 new microwaves.) Remember, just because the doorof your microwave appears to shut properly does not conclusively meanthat it is not leaking radiation.

Stay safe, and test your microwave regularly at frequent intervals; the frequency of testing depending on the extent of usage, and you are the best judge of that.