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Scientists Warn Apple AirPods May 'Pose CANCER RISK,' Urges WHO to Act

Scientists Warn Apple AirPods May 'Pose CANCER RISK,' Urges WHO to Act

Several scientists have signed a petition asking the United Nations and World Health Organization to regulate wireless technologies in particular that use electromagnetic radiation. Dr. Moskowitz focuses on cell phone exposure, and says "there isn't even any research on what it could be doing to the brain, let alone regulation to limit potential effects".

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

AirPods are Apple's most popular audio accessory since launched in 2016 and continue to remain incredibly popular choice of around 28 million so as to tackle the tangled headphones.

The article quotes Jerry Phillips, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, who says he's concerned about AirPods because "their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues in the head to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation".

In the Petition, the researchers warn of different devices, which emit high-frequency radiation, which can be found in WiFi, Bluetooth and mobile data transferred.

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Although high levels of EMF can generate heat, cause burns and affect cell growth in humans, scientists have not determined the impact of large amounts of relatively low-level EMF exposure, produced by devices like AirPods. Why are wireless headphones particularly concerning? "Very little research has been done on Bluetooth itself, as it tends to be low intensity it could open the blood brain barrier, and there is concern that there is probably more neurological disorders and diseases as opposed to cancer." explains Dr. Moskowitz. They called for stronger guidelines and demanded that the public be informed about the risks posed by radio waves.

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 global medical watchdog should come up with more protective guidelines.

Electromagnetic field radiation has been declared by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a potential carcinogen.

EMF is a similar type of radiowave to X-rays or UV but it is not as powerful or intense.

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


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