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Are Japan, Korea + China Going To Ban Microwave Ovens?!

Are Japan, Korea + China Going To Ban Microwave Ovens?!

Are Japan, South Korea and China going to ban microwave ovens because they emit unhealthy radiation?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Japan, Korea + China Are Going To Ban Microwave Ovens!

People are sharing this message on WhatsApp, which claims that Japan, South Korea and China are going to ban microwave ovens because they emit “unhealthy vibrations and radiation”!

End of Microwave industry!!!!! Japan govt has decided to high dispose of all the Microwave Ovens in the country before this year end.

Reason for this ban: University of Hiroshima’s scientists researched and found that “radio waves” from microwave ovens cause greater harm to health over the last 20 yrs, than the US atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Sep 1945.

Experts found that food heated in microwave ovens has very unhealthy vibrations and radiation.

All the factories of “microwave ovens” in Japan are being closed.

S Korea announced plans to close all “microwave ovens” factories by 2021, and China by 2023.

 

Truth : Japan, Korea + China Are Not Going To Ban Microwave Ovens!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Hoax Started As Satire

This fake story started as a “satirical article” by the Russian “satire” website IA Panorama, with the title “Япония окончательно откажется от СВЧ-печей к 2020 году“, which translates as “Japan will finally abandon microwave ovens by 2020

Like other “satire” websites, IA Panorama creates outlandish stories that are designed to go viral. To avoid the “fake news” label, they put a disclaimer at the bottom of their article :

All texts on this website are grotesque parodies of reality, and are not real news.

Fact #2 : It Gets Recycled Every Year

This fake story gets recycled and shared on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. every year, with the date and some minor details changed.

The original Russian story only said that Japan was going to ban microwave ovens. In the 2022 edition, that was expanded to include South Korea and China.

Fact #3 : Microwave Ovens Are Not Getting Banned

To be clear – microwave ovens are not getting banned. Not in Japan, not in South Korea, not in China, or anywhere else in the world.

In fact, China and Japan are the second and third biggest markets for microwave ovens in 2022!

Fact #4 : Microwave Ovens Do Not Make Food Radioactive

Microwave ovens work by generating electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency range, that excites polar molecules in the food.

This dielectric heating produces thermal energy in a quick and efficient manner, albeit limited to the outer 25-33 mm of the food item.

It does not turn the food radioactive, because the microwave energy is converted into heat as it is absorbed by the food.

Fact #5 : Microwave Radiation Does Not Cause Cancer

The radiation produced by microwave ovens is non-ionising, like radio waves and visible light. The only non-ionising radiation that causes cancer is UV light.

It is unlike ionising radiation like x-rays, alpha and beta particles, and gamma rays, which are high-energy radiation that can change atoms by knocking off their electrons, thereby “ionising” them.

Even if you are exposed to microwave radiation, you won’t develop cancer. However, the microwave radiation will convert into heat when absorbed by your skin.

Fact #6 : Microwave Ovens Are Shielded

The microwave oven is designed to be a partial Faraday cage on five of its six sides, with a Faraday shield (the wire mesh) on its transparent window.

This keeps the microwave energy it produces within the oven, and protects the user from getting “cooked” as well.

If you have seen a Faraday cage demonstration at science shows (like this example below), it’s literally the same thing, just in reverse.

Fact #7 : Microwaved Food Is Safe

Food cooked or heated by microwave ovens are safe to eat. In fact, using the microwave to cook is a healthier alternative to frying or barbecuing foods.

That said, you need to use “microwave safe” wares. If you use plastic containers that are not microwave safe, they could not only melt, they can leach dangerous chemicals into the food.

So the danger lies not in the “nuking” of your food, but in the container you use to “nuke” your food.

Fact #8 : Microwave Ovens Are Efficient

Microwave ovens are very efficient at cooking foods, saving both electricity and time. The fast cooking time also has the advantage of preserving the food’s nutrients.

Microwaving foods do require some preparation though, as the microwaves can only penetrate the outer 25-33 mm of the food item, and will be reflected by aluminium foil, metal utensils or containers, etc.

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Did A Ringing Phone Cause This Gas Stove Explosion?

People are sharing a video that shows a gas stove explosion that allegedly happened when a phone rang.

Find out if it’s true that a ringing phone caused that gas stove explosion, and if that’s even possible!

 

Did A Ringing Phone Cause This Gas Stove Explosion?

This is the video that many sites and people have been sharing, together with warnings to stop using a phone in the kitchen.

The video may be shocking, but don’t worry – both ladies appear to escape the explosion unscathed.

In the video, the lady on the left appeared to turn on the stove a split second before the explosion happened.

A close examination of the video will reveal that the explosion started under the stove, blowing out the oven door and sending the stove grates flying up.

The fire then spread to the tank and caused what appears to be a secondary explosion from the gas tank, which sends the stove flying forwards.

So in all likelihood, this explosion was caused by a leaking gas tank.

The short and sweet summary is that – no, a ringing phone did NOT cause that gas stove explosion.

 

Why A Ringing Phone Will NOT Cause A Gas Stove Explosion

For those who want to know more, here are the reasons why a ringing phone did not, and will not, cause that gas stove explosion.

Reason #1 : It Won’t Happen Without A Gas Leak / Defective Gas Tank

A gas explosion cannot happen without a gas leak, or a defective gas tank.

If there is a gas leak, the gas explosion will happen as soon as someone turned on the stove.

If the gas tank was defective, it would spontaneously rupture and probably explode.

So whether there is a phone in the kitchen is immaterial.

Reason #2 : Ringing Phones Don’t Create Sparks

The electrodynamic speakers in your phone vibrate to produce sound waves. They do not generate sparks.

Think about it – how popular would mobile phones be if their speakers emitted sparks into our ears?

Without a source of sparks or an open flame, a gas leak wouldn’t catch fire and explode.

The US FCC, US NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and the Petroleum Equipment Institute have all confirmed that mobile phones do not pose a fire hazard.

Reason #3 : Static Is The Real Hidden Danger

Fire incidences blamed on mobile phones can often, if not always, be traced back to static electricity.

Our bodies can get “charged” with static electricity, if we wear rubber-soled shoes or slippers. Or when we walk on a rug.

Sparks are created when an electrostatic discharge occurs – this is what causes the petrol station fires that people blame on mobile phones.

 

Note : Don’t Get Distracted In The Kitchen!

While your phone will not spark fires, you should still avoid using your phone whenever you’re at the petrol station or in your kitchen.

Using your phone at the petrol station or kitchen is dangerous because it can distract you from dangers in an environment with flammable liquids.

It’s really the same reason why you are not allowed to use a phone while driving. Your phone may not cause your car to explode, but you could get distracted and cause an accident!

 

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2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub Preview!

Join us for a video tour of the 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub, and find out what this new smart refrigerator offers!

 

2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub (RS62T5F01B4/ME) is the baby of the family, offering 628 litres of refrigerator and freezer space with a 21.5-inch Family Hub display.

Designed to be the centre of your home, it helps you manage both kitchen and family, with smart home and entertainment features.

View Inside

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator comes with a single View Inside camera, covering the second and third shelves of the right refrigerator section.

You can view inside directly using the Family Hub display, or remotely on your smartphone using the SmartThings app – letting you check your fridge while shopping.

Family Board

The Family Hub is designed to be centrepiece of your home, in more ways than one.

With Family Board, you can write notes for the family, or let the kids draw pictures. You can also put up the latest family photos and video clips.

Its built-in calendar helps you manage your family schedules, so you won’t miss an event. You can update them directly on the fridge or your smartphone, and synchronise them with Google and Microsoft 365.

Home Entertainment with SmartView

The built-in Family Hub display lets you watch TV programs or online content directly on the fridge. You can check popular video streaming content, or even social media apps.

You can use the SmartView app to mirror what’s being displayed on your Samsung TV. It also lets you view and control your smartphone apps.

And of course, you can enjoy music while you are cooking or eating using Spotify, or global radio stations, news and podcasts using TuneIn.

Smart Home Management

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator is part of the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, and also supports Ring.

It can serve as your smart home management hub, letting you control your smart appliances and IoT devices directly on the fridge.

You can turn them on or off, adjust settings, coordinate activities and monitor their power usage and conditions.

 

2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub : Specifications

Specifications 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub
Model RS62T5F04B4 / ME
Gross Capacity Total : 661 L
Refrigerator : 401 L
Freezer : 260 L
Net Capacity Total : 628 L
Refrigerator : 399 L
Freezer : 229 L
Cooling Technology Mono Cooling
Compressor Digital Inverter
Refrigerant R600a (87 g)
Energy Consumption NA
Noise Level 40 dBA
Door Material Steel
Family Hub Window : 27.5-inch Glass
Display : 21.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Touch Type : Capacitive
Processor : Hawk-M (Quad-Core, 1.7 GHz)
GPU : ARM Mali-450
RAM : 2.5 GB LPDDR4
Storage : 8 GB eMMC
Connectivity : Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Operating System : Tizen 4.0
Camera : 2 MP camera
Audio : 25W speaker, 2 microphones

USB Port : 1 Type A
Dimensions 912 mm wide
1780 mm tall
716 mm deep
Weight 108 kg net
115 kg gross

 

2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub : Price + Availability

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator is available with immediate effect, with these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM8,999
  • Singapore : S$3,799

Here are online purchase options, with prices accurate as of 12 August 2020 :

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator is backed by a 2-year warranty, with a 10-year warranty for the compressor.

 

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Samsung Clean Station : Auto Dust Disposal with Air Pulse!

Samsung just launched the Clean Station which is designed to automatically empty the dustbins of their Jet cordless vacuum cleaners!

Find out what else the Samsung Clean Station has to offer, and how much it costs!

 

Samsung Clean Station : Auto Dust Disposal with Air Pulse!

The new Samsung Clean Station is the industry’s first disposal solution that automatically empties the dustbins of their Jet cordless vacuum cleaners, like the newly-launched Samsung Jet 70 Easy!

Automatic Dustbin Emptying

Simply detach and place the dustbin on top of the Clean Station, and it will automatically empty the dust. You don’t even have to separate the pipe or the cyclone!

Air Pulse Technology

The Air Pulse Technology repeatedly opens and closes the inlet of the suction motor, to create pulsating air currents that shake dust off the dustbin.

Prevents Dust From Spewing Out

The Samsung Jet dustbin has an airtight design, and will only open when it is inserted into the Clean Station. This prevents ultra fine dust from being dispersing back out.

5-Layer HEPA Filtration System

The Samsung Clean Station keeps air clean with its 5-layer HEPA filtration system.

  • Step 1 : a dust bag traps large dust particles
  • Step 2 : a Pre-Motor Filter traps small dust particles
  • Step 3 : an activated carbon filter deodorises the air
  • Step 4 : a noise absorption filter cuts down noise from the motor
  • Step 5 : an ultra-fine dust filter prevents 99.999% of dust (0.3 ~ 10 µm in size)

 

Samsung Clean Station : Specifications

Specifications Samsung Clean Station
Model VCA-SAE90B
Compatibility Samsung Jet Series
– VS90 / VS90E
– VS75 / VS70
Dustbin Support Up to 0.6 L
Dust Bag 3 EA
Dust Bag Capacity 2.0 L
Power Consumption 1600 watts
Dimensions 185 mm wide
180 mm deep
600 mm tall
Weight 5.5 kg

 

Samsung Clean Station : Price + Availability

The Samsung Clean Station (VCA-SAE90B) has a recommended retail price of RM 699 / ~US$160 / ~£130 / ~A$252 / ~S$228. Here are some online purchase options :

 

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The LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerators Revealed!

On 16 December 2016, LG introduced the new LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerators that are more energy-efficient, thanks to the LG Inverter Linear Compressor technology. In this article, we will not just share the presentation with you, we will also give you a product tour of the three different models. Enjoy!

 

Key Features

This presentation reveals the key features of the new LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerators.

 

Inverter Linear Compressor Technology

The LG Inverter Linear Compressor Technology is designed to reduce mechanical actions that results to a quieter all-round performance with less friction. Refrigerators with this technology are proven to be approximately 32 percent more energy efficient and 25 percent quieter compared to conventional compressors. This contributes significantly to lower electricity bills and every LG’s Inverter Linear Compressor has a 10 year warranty period.

 

Door-in-Door

The Door-in-Door feature is an additional energy saving function that allows consumers quick access to their favourite snacks and beverages conveniently while saving up to 41 percent cold air loss without having to open the main refrigerator door. Consumers can now have a more organized refrigerator with a maximum energy saving ability.

 

Moist Balance Crisper

Contributing to a healthy living, the new refrigerator from LG features the Moist Balance Crisper technology that maintain the moisture to an optimum level. The moisture balancing feature helps keep food fresher and longer lasting. By prolonging the freshness of the food, consumer can save costs and avoid wastage by practicing smart groceries management.

Installed strategically within every section of the refrigerator, the Moist Balance Crisper technology ensures that food are protected with cool air regardless where it is placed within the refrigerator compartment. This promotes a healthier lifestyle for consumers with freshly prepared family meals, maintaining their ‘from the field’ freshness.

 

Massive Storage

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LG further extends its refrigerator features with a larger inner net capacity to meet unique lifestyles of Malaysians. The LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerator comes with massive storage filling that is ready for any occasion – the ability to store fresh food and beverage equipped for festive seasons.

 

Stainless Steel Design

In addition to its well-rounded inner capabilities, the LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerator possesses a unique Stainless Steel design that features a sophisticated appearance that fits today’s modern home with a luxury and stylish presentation.

Consumers can now discover fingerprint and smudge-resistant stainless steel surface. With the inner and outer durability, the LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerator is a perfect long term family household investment.

Next Page > The LG 600L Refrigerator Models, Prices & Product Tours

 

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The LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerator Models

The LG 600L Mega Capacity Side-by-Side Refrigerators are available in 3 different models :

  • LG GC-B247SLUV, priced at RM 4,999 / ~US$ 1,109
  • LG GC-M247SLUV, priced at RM 5,999 / ~US$ 1,333
  • LG GC-C247UGUV, priced at RM 6,999 / ~US$ 1,555

The entry-level GC-B247SLUV has a gross capacity of 687 L, with a net capacity of 626 L. It has a Platinum Stainless Steel build and features a built-in deodoriser.

The mid-range GC-M247SLUV has a gross capacity of 687 L, with a net capacity of 626 L. Like the B247, it has a Platinum Stainless Steel build and features a built-in deodoriser. On top of that, it boasts a Door-in-Door.

The top-of-the-line GC-C247UGUV has a slightly smaller gross capacity of 675 L, with a net capacity of 618 L. It has a Aria White build and features a built-in deodoriser as well as a Home Bar.

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Get Awesome Deals In New Samsung Portal In Lazada!

On 17 November 2016, Samsung Malaysia officially announced their partnership with Lazada Malaysia to offer Malaysians really awesome online deals on their products. Through the new Samsung portal-in-portal site on Lazada, consumers from every nook and cranny of Malaysia will be able to order any Samsung product that they desire.

You will no longer need to brave the tropical heat and massive jams inside and outside of shopping malls. You won’t even need to haggle for the best prices, because Samsung is offering a ton of great deals on the new Samsung portal in Lazada. Best of all, everything will delivered to you free of charge!

 

The Awesome Deals At The New Samsung Portal

Shoppers at the new Samsung portal in Lazada can enjoy up to 30% cashback, free gifts and 2-years Samsung warranty for all Samsung consumer electronics, as well as free delivery and 0% instalment plans (for purchases above RM 500).

Samsung is also extending their more irresistible deals as part of their Unbox the Wonders of Home promotion. This includes refrigerators, washing machines, air-conditioners, vacuum cleaners and microwave ovens; as well as their home theatre products like SUHD TVs, Blu-ray players and soundbars. You will enjoy bundled free gifts, purchase-with-purchase deals and extended warranties.

Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, go check out the new Samsung portal in Lazada!

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The New Samsung Portal In Lazada

The new Samsung portal in Lazada can be accessed directly on any web browser at http://www.lazada.com.my/samsung-malaysia/. It can also be access through the mySamsung app by clicking on the E-store link.

Lazada will geographically tag and catalogue all Samsung products offered by Samsung brand shops to ensure the best fit for your location, automatically entitling you to free and fast delivery of your purchases.

 

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Samsung – Unbox The Wonders Of Home 2016 Deals

Kuala Lumpur, 10 November 2016 – The festive season is around the corner and this means house parties and family gatherings are well on the way. To make your living space much homelier than it is, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has designed a series of year-end specials for Malaysians to unbox the wonders of home with the very best of smart living.

Commencing on 15th November 2016, Samsung is extending fantastic deals on its range of SMART digital appliances as well as Smart TVs and home theatre systems.

 

Unbox The Wonders Of Home

What’s different this year is that customers can shop for their favourite Samsung appliances not only in stores but online as well (under Lazada Malaysia’s shopping portal), and still enjoy the same value deals and great savings. For online shopping, the special promotion begins four (4) days earlier, on 11th November 2016, and shoppers can enjoy free delivery of selected Samsung purchases right to their door step.

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Under its home entertainment category (TV and audio systems), customers can enjoy great rebates of up to RM3000 as well as purchase-with-purchase deals as low as RM1 and bundled free gifts that include an Atmos Soundbar or Curved Soundbar, with every purchase of selected Samsung TVs. Festive bargain hunters and those looking to furnish their new homes can also enjoy special deals on Samsung’s variety of digital appliances.

Samsung’s series of washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens and vacuum cleaners have rebates of up to RM700 and free gifts for purchase of selected models. The brand’s range of air-conditioner and air purifier on the other hand have purchase-with-purchase deals of up to 50% on selected models.

Deals end 31st January 2017, so hurry on to the nearest Samsung Brand Stores and selected authorised retail outlets, or Samsung’s online store at Lazada Malaysia to unbox the wonders of your home!

*Terms and conditions apply. Promotion price is inclusive of GST.

 

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Great Samsung Raya Deals 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 7 June 2016 – With Raya festivities around the corner, many celebrating Malaysians are beginning their mission of spring cleaning and bringing out their cookbooks in anticipation of yet another joyful Raya celebration with beloved friends and family. Whether you need a new vacuum cleaner for spring cleaning, a new fridge to store your Raya goodies or a new air conditioner to keep your Raya open house cool, Samsung Malaysia Electronics have just the right festive deals for all!

From 8th June 2016 until 31st July 2016, Samsung is rewarding consumers and fans with double the bonus of exciting free gifts and great rebates – all one needs to do is furnish their home with Samsung digital home appliances and stand a chance to take their family on a vacation courtesy of Samsung Malaysia Electronics!

“As a brand that innovates to enrich lives, we bring consumer electronic products that offer convenience and value to the people. Raya is a time where consumers opt to get better and more valuable appliances that would not only help them during festive season but also for their daily use. This is where Samsung comes in – offering the best and smart appliances in the market at attractive prices and continuously offering the best deals. Our customers have been true blue fans and we want to take this opportunity to reward them for their continuous support,” said Mr Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

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Great Samsung Raya Deals 2016

Samsung’s Great Samsung Raya Deals introduces attractive savings where customers can enjoy either discounts of up to 20% or rebates of up to RM2,000, or choose between free gifts worth RM2,499 with purchase of selected Samsung digital home appliances.

Those who have their mind set on a family vacation can take it a notch further by participating in the campaign’s ‘Travel Voucher SMS Contest’. To be in the running, customers simply need to purchase selected Samsung consumer electronics products above RM300 in a single receipt from any participating Samsung authorised retail outlets during the promotion period and retain the original receipt as proof of purchase. With a simple SMS entry submission, you will be in the running to bring home one of the 10 travel vouchers worth RM10,000 each! That getaway with your family you have always dreamed of is now just an SMS away!

*Terms and conditions apply. Promotion valid while promotional stocks last. Promotion price is inclusive of GST.

 

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