MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 1472"
How Everything Works 25 Apr 2018. 25 Apr 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=1472>.
1472. Are microwaves attenuated in air?
Not significantly. Air doesn't absorb them well, which is why the air in a microwave oven doesn't get hot and why satellite and cellular communication systems work so well. The molecules in air are poor antennas for this long-wavelength electromagnetic radiation. They mostly just ignore it.

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