When Apple first launched their wireless Earbuds, Airpods, some scientist warned of the potential health effects relating to using the wireless head phones. Now, over 200 scientist from 40 different countries have signed a petition to the United Nations and the World Health Organization expressing "serious concern" about potential dangers of Apple Airpods.
Experts who signed the petition believe the earbuds can pose a possible cancer risk due to the Bluetooth technology and the radio waves (EMF) that are transmitted.
In an interview withMedium, a University of Colorado professor explained his concerns, " 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,” says Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
They also noted the International Agency for Research on Cancer recently determined EMF is“possibly carcinogenic”to humans.
Along with cancer,genetic damage, and neurological disorders are possibly linkedto EMF exposure in humans.
Apple haspreviously responded to concernsabout radiation risk. “Apple products are always designed and tested to meet or exceed all safety requirements.”