The bubble may be bursting for AirPods users, however, as a number of scientists have come out to say the device is harmful and may have the potential of causing cancer. In some cases the levels of radiation being used that were found to be carcinogenic were lower than that of the levels suggested to be safe by federal and global guidelines.
They are selling quickly as consumers don't have to deal with tangled leads. With a new design purportedly on the way, the tech company is set to profit even more on sound, but these devices may be pumping more than beats into the wearer's head. The popular AirPods connect wirelessly to a user's phone or computer via Bluetooth technology.More news: April Ryan: Sarah Sanders 'Is the Queen of Dodgeball’
"Bluetooth could open the blood-brain barrier that evolved to keep large molecules out of the brain, since the technology tends to be low-intensity", said Moskowitz. It goes on to say that the risk of cancer, neurological disorders, and DNA damage that have been associated with EMF exposure can not be ignored. Scientists are still working out the effects of long-term exposure to lower-power radiowaves.
Animals exposed to these forms of radiation have been observed to develop reproductive, genetic, and neurological damage which has become more common in those animals than would be expected.
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The scientists wrote, 'Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most global and national guidelines.
Some animal studies have suggested there is a link between radio frequency radiation and cancer.
Although very little research has been conducted on Bluetooth itself, the proximity of AirPods to the brain makes them particularly concerning.
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.More news: Dark mode comes to Google Chrome on MacOS
The petition signed by the scientists notes that children are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF.