The International Agency for Research on Cancer too recently agreed that these EMF waves could be "possibly carcinogenic" to humans.
"These [devices] are not limited to and include baby monitors, smart meters, broadcast antennas, Wi-Fi, and cordless and cellular phones and their base stations, besides infrastructures and electric devices that are used to deliver electricity and generate extremely-low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic field (EMF)", wrote the scientists in the petition.
A Medium article published last week poses the question, "Are AirPods and Other Bluetooth Headphones Safe?".
Very little research exists on such bluetooth technology and related health effects, but we do know they use radiowave radiation in addition to a magnetic field that passes through the brain to talk to one another.
The scientific jury is still out on the whether or not the particular devices an cause cancer, but animal studies on the kind of radiofrequency radiation that they emit has suggested a link to cancer.
AirPods in particular are concerning because they sit deeply enough within the ear canal to emit expose these fragile parts of the ear to risky among of radiation, some experts warn.
But the new petitions' authors warn that even these guidelines could be unsafe - and much more research is needed.
"Bluetooth could open the blood-brain barrier that evolved to keep large molecules out of the brain, since the technology tends to be low-intensity", said Moskowitz.
The debate may still be on regarding whether or not particular devices can cause cancer, what cannot be denied are the emerging studies on the kind of radiofrequency radiation that they all emit, including bluetooth, cellular, and Wi-Fi transmissions showing them to have very real links to cancer. It goes on to say that the risk of cancer, neurological disorders, and DNA damage that have been associated with EMF exposure can not be ignored. They called for stronger guidelines and demanded that the public be informed about the risks posed by radio waves. Why are wireless headphones particularly concerning?
Electromagnetic field radiation has been declared by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a potential carcinogen. These forms of energy are powerful enough to shake up atoms that compose cells but not powerful enough to change their structures, which means their radiowaves are less unsafe than radiation from X-rays or UV, but are still risky.
The petition signed by the scientists notes that children are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF.
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