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Standing next to a microwave while pregnant?

Is that really gonna hurt me and my baby? I have had a radioactive treatment done on my thyroid so I do have some radioactivity still in me. But I heard that its bad to stand next to one while pregnant. Any truth to that?


Asked by Alysia_Moore at 1:11 AM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No. That metal mesh stuff that you see as you look through the microwave window is what protects you. If it's there, you're fine.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:26 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Not that I know of. I used a microwave the whole time i was pregnant and I never had any problems. Dr. never told me not to stand next to a microwave in use.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • not at all..the microwave was my best friend during pregnancy, i was soo tired all the time there was no way i was going to stand and

    Answer by MaciesMommy09 at 1:51 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

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