Yes, Bluetooth radiation is a thing—but does that mean you should freak out about your wireless earbuds? The Internet has been buzzing with concerns about the latest technology fad-turned-health-hazard, with headlines warned that as wireless headphones trendy Apple AirPods-is a potential source of cancer. And yes, the article claims that the small white devices can "pumping radiation into your brain" certainly caught our attention. But before we panic too much, let's look at all the facts.
The headlines you might see today seem to stem from an article published last week, which begs the question, " Does wireless Bluetooth cause cancer ". Article citation Jerry Phillips, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, who said he was worried about AirPods because "their placement in the ear canal network exposure in the head to relatively high levels of radiofrequency radiation. "
But here’s something that’s getting lost in the news reports this week: That petition doesn’t mention AirPods by name, or even wireless headphones. Rather, the letter expresses “serious concern” about the potential health risks of non-ionizing electromagnetic field (EMF) technology, which is used by all Bluetooth devices.
The petition’s not new, either. It was first published in 2015 and last updated on January 1 of this year. Among the devices, it calls out by name are “cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors.”