A troubling new report claims that popular wireless earbuds have been proven to reduce brain activity over time while emitting radiation exceeding microwave oven levels, even when powered off. According to the authors, continuous low-level exposure from having the earbuds in close proximity to the brain could negatively impact neurological health.
They cite support from over 200 international scientists who have called for more research on biological effects of non-ionizing radiation from devices like wireless earbuds. While research is still ongoing, the findings could implicate products used by millions of consumers worldwide.
Critics urge caution in accepting the study’s claims as definitive proof, given the notably lower radiation levels emitted by Bluetooth compared to microwaves. The report will likely, and hopefully prompt further investigation to conclusively determine if extended use of popular wireless earbuds like Apple AirPods poses unforeseen health risks related to radiation exposure.
The earphone jack is slowly being phased out by cell phone makers like Apple. Given the popularity of their cordless earphones called “AirPods”, and Apple’s desire to make you buy their devices and accessories, one has to wonder if future iPhone models will even have an earphone jack for a cord?
We must assume other manufacturers like Samsung will eventually follow with their own version of cordless earphones that only work on their devices (and you must buy them if you want to listen to music). While many seem to be cheering on this technological movement, the truth is many medical experts are not.
Since the inception of cell phones there has been a discussion about the radiation and electromagnetic forces we are being exposed to. The latest expert to reignite the debate is Dr. Jerry Phillips, professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
He says, “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”. Dr. Phillips ads that there is abundant evidence that indicates potential concerns for human health and development from all technologies that operate at radio frequencies.
Bluetooth, for example, uses radio waves in the 2.4-2.48 GHz frequency range. This range is also used by microwaves, cell phones, wi-fi and other devices.
Wireless Devices Dangers
Further, 244 researchers from more than 40 countries have signed a petition to the United Nations and the World Health Organization expressing “serious concern about the type of radiation emitted by wireless devices”. This radiation is called non-ionizing electromagnetic field (EMF).
Their claim is that there are many studies being ignored that indicate reported biological adverse effects from EMF “far below the current exposure guidelines”, according to the petitioners. This brings back the old question that is seldom asked today in terms of new technology and methods, “should we”? Maybe we should ask that after we ask ourselves “can we”?
Detoxing From EMF’s
With rising concerns over toxin accumulation from sources like environmental pollution, processed foods, and technological devices, many people are looking for ways to assist their body’s natural detoxification processes. One of the most effective and inexpensive options may be taking supplements that provide antioxidants to counter oxidative stress, like Radiate 21.
Radiate 21 contains a blend of 21 natural herbs and botanicals selected for their antioxidant power. It includes top ORAC-rated antioxidants like Sangre De Grado, Clove, Cinnamon, and Oregano to help create an internal environment that reduces oxidative damage from electronic devices and other toxins.
According to recent research, ingredients in Radiate 21 can help protect cells and tissues from free radicals and reactive oxygen species that are generated through everyday environmental exposures. By binding to these free radicals, antioxidants can facilitate the body’s natural detoxification and cellular repair processes.
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The emergence of wireless earbuds and the slow disappearance of the wired headphone jack have fueled strong debate around the health impacts of increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation. While the convenience and popularity of Bluetooth earbuds continues rising, some experts warn we should not ignore unresolved questions about the effects of having these devices in constant close contact with our brains.
Independent, long-term research is still required to conclusively determine if extended use of AirPods and similar earbuds poses neurological risks or other bioeffects. Until the evidence is more definitive, some caution and moderation may be prudent.
Additionally, methods for assisting the body’s natural detoxification processes are garnering interest as we adapt to the modern technological world. Well-designed supplements can provide antioxidant support to counteract oxidative stress. However, balanced lifestyles and diets remain essential.
The future of earbud safety remains unclear for now. But paying attention to emerging research and considering reasonable precautions may offer the best protection as wireless technologies become inescapable realities of everyday life. Our innovation should be matched by vigilance.