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AirPods ’pose cancer risk’ say scientists warning of Bluetooth radiation

AirPods ’pose cancer risk’ say scientists warning of Bluetooth radiation

As many as 250 experts have signed a UN and WHO petition warning against the use of numerous wireless devices. Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado, expresses concern over AirPods given their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation. Cancer, and DNA damage as among possible harms linked to EMF exposure.

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 1 year

Radio waves don't cause cancer. They're almost as low as it gets when it comes to the level of energy needed to knock off electrons. What is this bullshit? If you read the articles there's a whole lot of "may", "some experts", "could", and "the jury is still out on..." Translation? We have no real evidence, but the speculation will get clicks and idiots will believe it.

IIZard 1 year

Cancer not related just to buying apple products?

Ya Boi PI
Ya Boi PI 1 year

NEWS FLASH: just about everything can give you cancer.

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 1 year

Good thing I can't afford wireless headphones. Another bullet dodged!

Robert 1 year

"Hey! Airpods cause cancer." oh, no. he's wearing AirPods he can't hear me!

xThenoirx 1 year

Pfft just jealous poor doctors hating on AirPods.

J.T. 1 year

this is Earth. Everything causes cancer here

Don Grantham
Don Grantham 1 year

New studies show that life is 100% fatal. Sorry folks... you're just gonna have to cope. Try drinking heavily.

Vault Tec USA
Vault Tec USA 1 year

Just the next scare like everything of the 21st century.

K1ngConnor 1 year

They can’t hear you, they’re using AirPods

Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett 1 year

How many of these scientists are also looking for funds to study the link between EMF, Cancer, DNA damage, and Airpods? Seriously. One, the Bluetooth antenna are not in the blasted ear canal but that long stick of the Airpods outside of the ear. So the level of EMF hitting the ear canal or other parts of the body is no different then normal. Two, "No consistent evidence for an association between any source of non-ionizing EMF(Electromagnetic Frequencies) and cancer has been found." -National Cancer Institute. Airpods bluetooth is non-ionizing EMF. This is a scare-tactic to scrounge up more funds to pay for their research, by tying to something popular and common. If they want to actually study something, they should first get consistent evidence that is independently verified of at least an association between non-ionizing EMFs and Cancer or DNA damage first. Edit: Considering the numerous past studies into non-EMF on health ranging from power lines, radio waves, tv signals, wireless phones, WiFi, and the like all turning up nada... Yeah, I am doubtful on that.

Planned Obsoylescence
Planned Obsoylescence 1 year

To be fair, seeing people wear those over priced junk head phones gives me cancer.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Being alive causes cancer.

Cauasia Rush
Cauasia Rush 1 year

Good. Now 99% of douchebags in the world will die miserable deaths.

LevWA 1 year

What idiots also a “petition” is proof of something now how stupid... seriously what lazy and intellectually dishonest reporting.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Airpods don't kill people the government does. -Rusty Shackleford

Eric Lefeld
Eric Lefeld 1 year

I wonder if this is like the Aspertame (sweetner) scare, saying it gave tumors to mice, but there was no significant research or atleast damning evidence of cancer threats to humans. It can cause headaches, but that's really the worst of it.

Justin Hamlin
Justin Hamlin 1 year

we've been exposed to magnetic fields sense man has been on Earth. we've been exposed to radiowaves for well over a century. neither of them are harmful. Once you go beyond ultra violet is when the problems occur... All waves have radiation, but the higher frequency and wavelength is what causes damage. I'm calling this a shitpost until I see the academic journals on this research.

Rick Avory
Rick Avory 1 year

This is most likely pseudoscience. This group takes a study of lets say 1000 people. They can take those 1000 people and feed them a brand of chocolate. Let’s say one of them just so happens to get cancer. The person conducting the study can now say that product causes cancer. It could have been completely coincidental. Don’t let these studies fool you. Scarily, 1/7 people will get cancer. These bizarre studies pop up often.

beanie weaine
beanie weaine 1 year

You know the cult of technology is strong when they defend the hand that strikes them.

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