Are wireless earbuds dangerous? Experts warn that Apple’s AirPods could send an electromagnetic field through your brain – as 250 scientists sign petition to regulate trendy tech.
250 scientists from over 40 countries have signed a petition to the WHO and UN to warn against radiowave radiation from wireless technology.
The close proximity of AirPods to the brain and inner ear may raise cancer risks.
Plus, AirPods talk to one another using a magnetic field that passes through the brain.
Scientists are growing increasingly concerned over the potential health risks of wireless technologies which, they say, national and international regulations ‘fail’ to limit.
And new technologies are arriving every day – and customers can’t buy them fast enough. Apple’s wireless AirPods, for example, ‘communicate with one another using a magnetic induction field, a variable magnetic field [one] sends through your brain to communicate with the other,’ explains Dr Joel Moskowitz. Dr Moskowitz, a University of California, Berkeley community health professor who focuses on cell phone exposures, says there isn’t even research on what this could do to the brain yet, let alone regulations to limit the potential effects.
‘But I couldn’t imagine it’s all that great for you,’ he says. Wireless technologies are simply outpacing both research and regulation – and it could have disastrous effects for our health. A petition warning that microwave radiation from many popular wireless technologies may pose health risks has gathered 250 signatures. While the scientific jury is still out on the whether or not particular devices an cause cancer, animal studies on the kind of radiofrequency radiation that they emit – which is used in Bluetooth, cellular and wifi transmissions – has suggested a link to cancer.
We often get asked the question, “What about Bluetooth devices?”
There can be a lot of problems with Bluetooth.
I found a great article that discusses the issues. It is written by Kshitij Shah. He starts by saying that Bluetooth Headsets and Technologies emit WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation. WiFi / Wireless radiation can travel long distances carrying information without needing to be contained in a wire.
WiFi & Wireless radiation can penetrate living tissue down to a cellular level. This characteristic is what led Soviet Russia to utilize microwave frequencies for weapons.
WiFi / Wireless (Microwave) Radiation Exposure Dangers from Bluetooth:
Using any type of WiFi / Wireless technology is subjecting you to Electromagnetic Radiation. The effects of long term WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation exposure upon the body have been documented in countless studies for decades. The updated BioInitiative Report of 2012 list over 3,900 scientific, peer-reviewed articles. They state the health effects of long-term exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation. Some of the health effects are:
- brain tumors
- birth defects
- autoimmune illnesses
- multiple sclerosis
- hair loss
WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation (yes, Bluetooth falls into this type of radiation) has been shown to affect biological changes within the body. These biological changes happen on a cellular level and their effects can be passed on to offspring via genetic damage (DNA, RNA).
Health Effects due to Bluetooth
Using a Bluetooth headset exposes the brain, the ears and the eyes to a strong field of WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation.
Studies have linked Bluetooth Headset use to:
• brain tumors
• neck pain
• skin rashes
How Bluetooth Radiation Is Classified:
First a little reminder on the classification system for Bluetooth, because this is critical to minimizing your exposure to Bluetooth radiation – if you still chose to use Bluetooth:
Class 1 transmitters — are the most powerful and emit the highest level of radiation. They can transmit up to 100 meters or over 325 feet.
Class 2 transmitters — are less powerful. They can transmit up to 10 meters or over 30 feet.
Class 3 transmitters — are the least powerful and emit the lowest level of Bluetooth radiation. They operate in a range of less than 10 meters or about 30 feet.
Could Bluetooth Radiation Be Even More Dangerous Than Cell Phone Radiation?
Absolutely. Your radiation exposure with a Bluetooth headset is additive – the sum of cell phone radiation (on your belt or in your pocket) plus the Bluetooth radiation. When you use a Bluetooth earpiece you are always exposing yourself to both Bluetooth radiation and cell phone radiation, a double whammy! Bluetooth radiation is particularly dangerous because earpieces and headphones are located next to your brain, eyes and ears.
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO USING A BLUETOOTH HEADSET?
Yes, there is an alternative that is much safer.
You can use a radiation free airtube headset. These work much like a wired headset but there are no wires to conduct the radiation. Air tubes use sound only through a tube. Obviously you don’t get the freedom of movement that you get with a wireless connection, but the sound quality on this particular model is excellent while reducing your exposure to EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation).
CONCLUSION – HOW TO MINIMIZE BLUETOOTH RADIATION
Do not use a Bluetooth earpiece in a vehicle because the effect with the Bluetooth radiation is similar to cell phone radiation where the radiation is trapped by the metal within the car and continues to bounce around until you absorb it!
People should realize that Bluetooth devices that fit in or around the ear typically radiate 10 to 100 times higher than the Electromagnetic Radiation exposure levels shown to make the blood-brain barrier pathologically leaky. This allows toxins and toxic molecules to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter your brain.
This is reported by Salford, Persson, NIttby and Schirmacher among others – to cause neuron death.
Multiple studies have reported that as short as a single, two-hour exposure to cell phone or Bluetooth radiation will result in pathological leakage of the blood-brain barrier. The effect occurs immediately, and is still seen at 14 days and at 50 days after the exposure. Bluetooth devices are worn for hours at a time, in some cases – all day long. So, it is reasonable to conclude that a Bluetooth device that can radiate at a higher intensity than some cell phones are very risky in terms of your accumulated exposures. Again, since Bluetooth radiation may be equally as dangerous as cell phone radiation but when you use a Bluetooth earpiece you are always exposing yourself to both Bluetooth radiation and cell phone radiation since both devices must be turned on (emitting radiation) and your phone is very close to you. You are getting a double dose of radiation!
Bluetooth Fitness Device
I personally recommend that you don’t use a Bluetooth personal device like an earpiece, a fitness device or a Bluetooth watch. If you still want to use a Bluetooth device, I would limit your use to only when it is absolutely necessary. The only way to know your exposure level is to measure it with a WiFi / Wireless meter. I like the Acousticom 2 WiFi / Wireless meter:
I think it will be eye-opening to see how much radiation you are being exposed to.
Hey, this is Bill Cadwallader with StopDirtyElectricity.com.
I have many things to chat with you about Electromagnetic Radiation.
You say, what is Electromagnetic Radiation?
This harmful radiation is caused by our modern day lifestyle and the myriad of electronics that surround us today.
We will be discussing the sources of this radiation and how you, in most cases, can reduce over 90% of this radiation by taking some simple, easy-to-do steps to protect your home, family, kids, environment and yes, even your pets – please don’t forget your pets.
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The first radiation is Electric.
This Electric Radiation is now present in almost all homes. A major source of Electric Radiation is the wiring in your walls and any visible wires.We can reduce the effect of this radiation with a few, easy steps.
Recently we did an home audit for a couple where the man was very skeptical.
When I followed up with the wife a few days later, she had to admit, she had the best night’s sleep – in as long as she could remember! The next time I spoke with her, her husband – you remember the skeptic – had to admit, he couldn’t remember when he had slept so well.
Boy, am I happy to hear this common result again, and again.
Another type is Magnetic Radiation.
Magnetic Radiation is produced any time electricity is flowing through a wire.
Many articles have been written about Magnetic Radiation and the effects are normally reduced just by moving 2 to 6 feet away.
A third type of radiation is Wireless / WiFi / RF radiation. This is caused by many modern electronics like cell phones, tablets, baby monitors, cell towers, etc.
If you’re not using a wireless electronic device then just turn it off or put it into airplane mode turned ON and Bluetooth & WiFi turned OFF.
The free report –
10 Things You can do NOW to Minimize Radiation Exposure in your HOME
- deals with quick and easy ways to reduce your exposure to Wireless / WiFi / RF radiation.
Finally, the 4th type of Electromagnetic Radiation is termed Dirty Electricity.
It is sad, but La Quinta Middle School had off-the-chart high Dirty Electricity levels. Unfortunately, 16 teachers had 18 cancers at the school and several have died.
I know one teacher personally, she said the very day she started, she found out that one teacher had died of cancer and 2 others had cancer. After teaching there for 3 years, she realized nothing was going to be done and she moved on to a different school.
And if that is not bad enough, at last count, we know up to 37 students attending that school who developed cancer starting in their 20’s – with one student at age 15.
We will be discussing all of these radiations and how to get rid of them on this site.
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