Apple has just announced that the iPhone 7 will come included with wireless earbuds, supposedly signifying the end of the road of the much-reviled and ever-tangled cords of conventional earbuds.
Dubbed “AirPods,” they are water resistant and CEO Tim Cook’s own words, signifies the first step to a “wireless future.” The iPhone communicates with the right earbud via Bluetooth, which will then send a separate Bluetooth signal to the left earbud.
However, There is One Significant Problem
The iPhone communicates with the right earbud via Bluetooth, which will then send a separate Bluetooth signal to the left earbud. In effect, this means the radiation carrying the signal will pass directly through the user’s brain.
Apple states that all of their Bluetooth enabled devices emit radiofrequency radiation (RFR) that fits within the guidelines set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). But according to Joel Moskowitz of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, over 200 scientists who have studied the effects of electromagnetic fields on the body have gone on record criticizing the FCC guidelines as being far too lenient.
We are playing with fire here. You are putting a microwave-emitting device next to your brain. This has been observed over several decades. It’s like we keep rediscovering that Bluetooth is harmful and trying to forget it because we don’t know how to handle it from a policy standpoint.
The Public Health Implications on a Massive Scale are Daunting
“This has been observed over several decades,” Moskowitz said. “It’s like we keep rediscovering that Bluetooth is harmful and trying to forget it because we don’t know how to handle it from a policy standpoint.”
The Link to Brain Cancer is Proven
One such study shows that RFR can degrade the blood-brain barrier, allowing more toxins to enter the brain. This is a major concern with placing RFR transmitters directly next to the brain.
Although we don’t know the long-term risks from using Bluetooth devices, why would anyone insert microwave-emitting devices in their ears near their brain when there are safer ways to use a cell phone? Essentially I recommend using corded headsets or hands-free use of cell phones, not wireless ear buds.
Earlier in 2016, scientists from across the United States gathered at a pediatric conference in Baltimore to declare that there is no longer a debate about the cell phone-brain cancer link.
“The weight of the evidence is clear: cell phones do cause brain cancer,” said Dr. Devras Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust.