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Microwaves and Radio Waves are both frequencies on the electromagnetic spectrum.
Radio Frequencies, or RF, range from 3 KiloHertz (kHz) to 300 GigaHertz (GHz). Microwaves start at 300 thousand kHz and go up to 300 GHz.
While radio waves begin at a lower frequency, both reach 300 Gigahertz on the spectrum. So where does a WiFi signal fit in?
WiFi, short for wireless fidelity, transmits and receives information between your electronic device and your router to connect to the internet. A WiFi signal from your device uses 2.4 GHz, or 5.8 GHz for higher speeds, which both fall within the microwave and radio wave frequency range. As a point of reference, your microwave oven cooks food at 2.3 GHz. While this is slightly lower than a WiFi signal, your microwave oven uses a higher power wattage.
However, exposure to WiFi radiation can still be harmful over a long period time. Just like you wouldn’t stand next to your microwave while it cooks food, you should stay at a safe distance from your WiFi router.
Keep your WiFi Router at least 10 feet away or use an Ethernet cord to eliminate WiFi altogether!