Can standing in front of a microwave give you cancer?
Heating and serving food in plastic containers causes harmful chemicals to leak in it and enhance risk of cancer.
As such, if the microwave oven is leaking or door is kept open, radiation can leak and affect a person standing very close to the oven..
Is being near a microwave dangerous?
Proximity to a microwave oven is not dangerous.
Can a microwave capacitor kill you?
Yes a charged microwave oven capacitor is potentially lethal. If I remember correctly, only 100mA through the chest area is sufficient to stop your heart. A scenario I could imagine would be: if someone were to touch one terminal of a charged cap.
How long could a human survive in a microwave?
One baby survived, though with severe burns to her body, in 2008 after being microwaved for 10-20 seconds. In summary, a baby will die in under two minutes but more than 20 seconds. For a full grown adult I suspect it would take at least two minutes, and the pain would be excruciating.
Is standing in front of a microwave bad?
The short answer is, not really. Injuries from microwave radiation are very rare, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, there are certain precautions you can take to keep yourself safe when using a microwave oven.