Microwave usage and cancer: Do microwaves cause cancer?

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  • Muhammad Abdullah Al Azam Abd Rahman
  • Zairina A Rahman




Materials containing water, for example foods, fluids or tissues, absorb microwave energy readily, which is then converted into heat. This principle is applied in microwave ovens, an electrical appliance that heats and cooks food by exposing it to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency range. Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, the microwave oven has been a great help, as the rapid development of technology keeps consumers in the fast lane. Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites. In this paper, we will explore the function of microwave ovens, the pathophysiology of cancer, and whether is there any evidence of a relationship between microwave ovens and cancer.


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DOI: 10.33102/mjosht.v6iSpecial Issue.126
Published: 2021-01-31

How to Cite

Abd Rahman, M. A. A. A., & A Rahman, Z. (2021). Microwave usage and cancer: Do microwaves cause cancer?. Malaysian Journal of Science Health & Technology, 6(Special Issue). https://doi.org/10.33102/mjosht.v6iSpecial Issue.126



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