250 researchers warn: Airpods could cause cancer

Doris Richards
Марта 14, 2019

The debate may still be on regarding whether or not particular devices can cause cancer, what cannot be denied are the emerging studies on the kind of radiofrequency radiation that they all emit, including bluetooth, cellular, and Wi-Fi transmissions showing them to have very real links to cancer.

In the Petition, the researchers warn of different devices, which emit high-frequency radiation, which can be found in WiFi, Bluetooth and mobile data transferred. Scientists are working on establishing effects of long term exposure to such devices, other than the most obvious and well established risk of generating heat and causing burns.

With this exposure close to the head, like in the case of headphones, the blood-brain barrier thins and weakens, leading to neuronal damage, DefenderShield cited Goldsworthy's research.

Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado said that wireless headphones pose a particular concern due to the fact they're worn in the ear canal. Scientists are still working out the effects of long-term exposure to lower-power radiowaves.

The petition demands that existing guidelines be strengthened and the public be better informed of the risks of radio waves.

EMF is a similar type of radiowave to X-rays or UV but it is not as powerful or intense.

Last year, further evidence that cellular transmissions may indeed cause certain kinds of cancer was published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed guidelines for the level of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) that various devices are allowed to expose users to.

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He is among the large group of scientists to have signed a petition calling for "protection" from the technology.

"Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most global and national guidelines", according to the petition.

Electromagnetic field radiation has been declared by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a potential carcinogen.

Some animal studies have suggested there is a link between radio frequency radiation and cancer.

One of the greatest risks may be hearing loss from listening to music too loudly on your headphones, but many experts agree that the technology doesn't increase one's risk of developing cancer, according to the report.

Although very little research has been conducted on Bluetooth itself, the proximity of AirPods to the brain makes them particularly concerning.

'By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent worldwide public health agency'.

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