They closed my question on the Physics Stack Exchange because it wasn't a purely physics question, so I'm trying here.
Recently I've come across the topic of scrapping microwaves, and the various warnings about the potential dangers. I've found out that generally speaking higher frequency radiation is more harmful, also that frequency itself is not the sole factor of harmfulness; as one question on the Physics site remarks the fact that microwaves and Wi-Fi use the same 2.4 GHz range, yet Wi-Fi doesn't cook. Anyway, I saw on a website:
Don’t take apart the magnetron or play with it for several good reasons! First, there is the obvious danger of 2.45 GHz microwave radiation.
There are two problems I see with this warning. First of all isn't 2.45 GHz well into the radio wave category? And also radiation of 2.45 GHz wouldn't be harmful in and of itself, right?
Also a comment from the Physics site:
wifi would be dangerous because of the microwaves, but it is limited to very low powers
This seems to imply that microwaves in and of themselves are harmful.