We live in a world characterized by rapid technological advancement. New technology is replacing the old one at a pace faster than we can imagine. One such example can be of AirPods which have taken over the traditionally wired earphones.
AirPods are more convenient to use, fit in perfectly in your pocket and above all gives out better music sound. There remains simply no denying in the advantages this new technological instrument has to offer. Yet only a few would be aware of the associated risks which tag along!
Over 250 scientists globally have signed a petition warning individuals of the possible health consequences of AirPods. The radio wave radiations, in particular, can be harmful to us possibly leading to severe health complications like cancer.
Health Concerns with AirPods
A research team with support from the United Nations and WHO looked into the harmful effects of AirPods and other radio waves emitting devices. What really the team wanted to look at were the ways these devices inflict danger to human health. Unfortunately, and like the scientists had predicted, the results were rather unfortunate.
Earbuds like AirPods have increasing health concerns that need to be accounted for. The findings revealed that they can greatly increase the risk of cancer among people. When they are placed in the ears, the ear canal is exposed to high levels of radiations. These radio-frequency radiations are what ultimately becomes the reason for the posed danger.
In a lot of cases, the manufacturing company would not consider the released health guidelines. The US government restricts the level of radiations that might possibly be emitted from such devices. According to federal law, it is essentially illegal if the limit is exceeded. Yet, the manufacturing company continues to breach the law. The rather unfortunate story is that the radiations level given out by AirPods are much higher than the benchmark limit.
Even to the extent where these waves carry with themselves carcinogenic property that can potentially cause cancer. Scientists are investigating the cause further to know more about the situation. Suffice to say, it is important to acknowledge the consequences of excessive usage of AirPods.
In earlier studies, medical experts had also warned against the use of headphones. The published guidelines pointed out the proximity of the device from the ear and the volume requirement that should be accounted for.
Yes, we continue to live in a world where modern technological improvement is inevitable. There simply remains no escaping from the development that is taking place. However, the least we can do is make ourselves aware of the possible consequences of such development.
The danger posed by AirPods is a big case in point. In 2018 alone, Apple sold about 28 million of these earbuds. The sales are expected to rise in the future as more people fall under the trap of so-called “advantages.”
It is high time health authorities step into action and take necessary steps to curb the problem. Awareness remains the key, so the population knows exactly where the problem lies. Either way, it is pertinent to ensure that we do not expose ourselves to excessive usage of AirPods.