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).
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!
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.