Microwaves are a simple and convenient way of cooking for millions of people around the world – they are cheap, widely available, and can prepare your food in minutes.
A microwave uses non-ionizing radiation to prepare your food. For contrast, ionizing radiation changes the electromagnetic nature of atoms (ionizes them) and alters the way they interact with atoms and molecules near them. X-rays, gamma radiation and nuclear medicine are just some of the forms of ionizing radiation. Read the full story here ▶