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Scientists Say AirPods May be Linked to Cancer

14 March 2019

As many as 250 researchers have appealed to the World Health Organization and UN member nations, drawing their attention to the harm even minimal electromagnetic waves were scientifically found to cause in humans, including an increase in free radicals and cellular damage, demanding that the worldwide medical watchdog should come up with more protective guidelines.

And increasing exposure of tissues in the head to a type of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiowave generated by electric and wireless devices has suggested a link to cancer.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz of the University of California explains, "Apple's wireless Airpods communicate with each other using a magnetic induction field, this is a variable magnetic field that is sent through the brain to communicate with the other one which is doing the same".

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.

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The Airpods has become Apple's most popular accessory.

But the new petitions' authors warn that even these guidelines could be risky - and much more research is needed. The document is signed by 250 researchers from more than 40 countries who caution that using certain devices may increase cancer risk.

"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.

Some 250 have signed the petition, which warns against numerous devices that emit radiofrequency radiation, which is used in WiFi, cellular data and Bluetooth.

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While high levels of EMF waves can cause burns and impact cell-growth in humans, it isn't clear what can result with prolonged exposure to the low amount of EMF waves produced by devices like the AirPods. They called for stronger guidelines and demanded that the public be informed about the risks posed by radio waves.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared electromagenetic field radiation a possible carcinogen. According to Kenneth Foster, a Professor of biotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks of the evidence for that of Bluetooth headphones and similar devices is no danger to go out.

"The various agencies setting safety standards have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, particularly children who are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF".

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

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Scientists Say AirPods May be Linked to Cancer