Myth: Your microwave can give you cancer and disrupt your pacemaker.
Reality: Microwave radiation won’t cause cancer; it just heats food up. Only a few types of radiation cause cancer and these depend on the dose. Microwaves also won’t disrupt a pacemaker. However, things like anti-theft systems, metal detectors, powerful refrigerator magnets, mobile phones, and even headphones can mess with heartbeat-keeping devices.