DIANA E. PANAIT, ANDREEA C. JUFA, LAURA FLOROIAN, ALINA M. PASCU, MIHAELA BADEA, MARIA POPA, EUGEN-VICTOR MACOCIAN, GABRIELA CIOCA, SIMONA BUNGAU ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT DUE LEAKAGE RADIATION FROM MICROWAVE OVENS This study compares the values of the electromagnetic fields generated by three types of microwave ovens with the values available in scientific literature, guides and protocols, considering their impact on human health. Variations in electromagnetic radiation have been determined during and outside the operating time of the microwave ovens at different distances from the oven and in different positions, thereof. The obtained data show higher values of the radiation leakage during operation than those provided by the regulations in force, for all types of studied ovens. The results of the study suggest the need to reduce the time spent near these devices and to optimize the equipment in order to reduce these radiation leakages.
Keywords: microwave oven, electromagnetic field, radiation leakage, electromagnetic pollution, human health