Here’s what 250 scientists says about your wireless AirPods

Scientists sign petition saying that Air Pods can cause cancer

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.

Existing evidence "indicates potential concerns for human health and development from all technologies that operate at radio frequencies", Phillips said. Cell phone exposure experts are disappointed that there is no research on what this activity could do to the human brain. And you are possibly carcinogenic.

He is among the large group of scientists to have signed a petition calling for "protection" from the technology.

The report further specified that although the scientific jury is yet to pin down the particular devices that can cause cancer, animal studies on the kind of radio frequency radiation they emit, suggested a link to cancer. In some cases the levels of radiation being used that were found to be carcinogenic were lower than that of the levels suggested to be safe by federal and global guidelines.

Around 28 million AirPods have been sold worldwide since they were launched in 2016 to tackle the menace of tangled earphones, the Sun Online reported.

All wireless headphones connect via bluetooth using electromagnetic energy, bluetooth uses a form of low power radiowaves. Beats and Apple wireless headphone together account for over 40% of the product market, but these devices may be pumping more than sounds into the heads of their users.

Along with cancer, neurological disorders and DNA damage are linked to EMF exposure as the they can generate heat, cause burns and affect cell growth in human.

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Airpods in particular have been singled out because of how they sit deeply enough the ear canal to expose some fragile parts of the ear to unsafe radiation.

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

"Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices".

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

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

"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", the petition said.

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