Scientist Warn Wireless Headphones and AirPods Could Give You Cancer

March 14, 2019

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An attention-grabbing headline is quite alarming as a news report surfaced this week stating that wireless headsets and earbuds, like Apple AirPods, could potentially cause cancer. 250 researchers from more than 40 countries signed a petition to United Nations and World Health Organization urging the strengthening of regulations regarding headphones and earbuds that use Bluetooth technology which expose relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation in ear canal tissues that may cause tumors or other health conditions. However, the petition isn't new–it originated in 2015–and specifically calls out non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (used in all Bluetooth devices), as well as radiofrequency radiation emitting devices (like cell phones and Wi-Fi) as dangerous. Although most experts agree that there is no safe level of radiation, but it's simply not possible to avoid exposure. That's because radiation is in our food, plants, airplane travel, and even the sun. The bigger question, is how much do you willingly want to expose yourself to radiation? As for wireless headphones and earbuds, they emit less radiation than another gadget most of us are glued to or ear, which is our cellular phones. And we've been using cell phones for much longer periods than Bluetooth headphones and ear buds. The majority of scientists and experts agree there has been no major increase in tumors to suggest that cell phones are causing it. So as it stands now, if you like to use Bluetooth ear devices and even cellular and smart phones, go ahead.

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SOURCE: Men's Health

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