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Do wireless headphones really increase cancer risk? 250 doctors warn United Nations

Do wireless headphones really increase cancer risk? 250 doctors warn United Nations”

"My concern for AirPods is that their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues in the head to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation", Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado, told Medium.

"We haven't done all we need to do in terms of looking at this technology's health effects and we need to do more", said Kheifets.

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.

Advent of new wireless technologies are outpacing research and regulation, and its effects could have risky even disastrous health effects, such as the untested 5G posed to roll out using broader and far stronger signals than ever before. Phillips is one of the many scientists who have called for a restriction on use of such devices.

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

And, in some cases, the levels of radiation found to be carcinogenic were significantly lower than the maximum allowed by federal and worldwide guidelines. "And exposure from the Bluetooth device would be very, very low". 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 concern here is probably more neurological diseases and disorders as opposed to cancer", added 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.

Here’s what 250 scientists says about your wireless AirPods

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

The petition adds that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said that EMF is "possibly carcinogenic".

But, the new petition's authors argue, research has revealed evidence that EMF may be carcinogenic at even lower levels.

The devices, which harness Bluetooth technology, a type of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radio wave that can transmit data, are in unsafe proximity to the user's inner skull, literally rubbing against it.

"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".



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