(G8 Project Abstract) How to Cook Yourself: Radiation and Microwaves

Group 8 will measure the amount of electromagnetic radiation that certain appliances give off.  We will test a variety of devices, but predominantly focus on and compare microwaves that differ in size, antiquity, and wear & tear.  We will use RF meters to measure the amounts of radiation given off and the Watts Up Pro to measure the amount of power used to identify any correlation between power and radiation.  We will measure radiation with respect to distance from the microwave and direction of the RF meter in the surrounding electromagnetic field and compare our findings to traditional beliefs about microwave radiation.


Hunter Furnish; Emma Foley; Hannah Tobias

2 thoughts on “(G8 Project Abstract) How to Cook Yourself: Radiation and Microwaves

  1. Avatar photoJenny Magnes

    Great project! People will be interested in your results. What is considered safe regarding leaking radiation? Maybe you can find some references. Remember to only post pictures, videos, graphs and written works produced by you.

  2. chalba

    Interesting. I would suggest also factoring on cost of the microwaves and maybe see which one is most cost-effective – would be a nice study for college students in need of microwaves …

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