What is a microwave leakage test?
Microwave leakage is exposure to high levels of microwave radiation. A microwave that is leaking radiation can lead to major health problems such as a weakened immune system, burns and cancer.
It is recommended that the test operative performs this microwave leakage test to ensure health and safety compliance.
Safety interlock switches and the door seals should be inspected for any signs of damage to ensure that they function correctly and safely.
Testing of the microwave oven involves measurement of the radiation levels around the oven using a microwave leakage detector to ensure compliance with the 5 mW/cm2 limit. A microwave emission label is then attached to the appliance showing that the microwave radiation levels outside the appliance are acceptable for safe use