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Procedures for Field Testing Microwave Ovens August 1977

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This manual sets forth guidance and procedures for field testing microwave ovens for compliance with the microwave emission and safety interlock operation requirements of the Federal radiation safety performance standard. It presents background  material and  complete instructions for carrying out the necessary tests and also describes procedures for completing form FD 2536, "Microwave Oven Field Test Record," which is used to report the data to the Bureau of Radiological Health. It has been prepared to provide a detailed reference document that will be particularly useful to FDA, State, and local radiation control personnel responsible for the field testing of microwave ovens.

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