Apple AirPods is one of the brand’s most popular accessories.
However, 250 scientists from over 40 countries have signed a petition with the World Health Organization and the United Nations to warn individuals about the dangerous side effects of radiation.
According to scientists, Apple AirPods can “pose cancer risks”. This is because the device emits radiofrequency radiation, which is used in WiFi, cellular data and Bluetooth. Furthermore, the ear canal is quite fragile and is exposed to the waves.
The jury is still inquiring if the device can cause cancer or not before a further decision is made.
In 2018, Apple successfully sold 28 million pairs of the AirPods. The year before, it sold 16 million pairs in total. Even though users are loving the design, the wireless body could be pumping more than beats into wearers’ heads.
High amounts of radiation can cause:
- vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea
- loss of appetite
- malaise, or feeling unwell
- rapid heartbeat
Symptoms depend on the dose, and whether it is a single dose or repeated.
A dose of as low as 30 rads can lead to:
- loss of white blood cells
- nausea and vomiting
A dose of 300 rads dose may result in:
- temporary hair loss
- damage to nerve cells
- damage to the cells that line the digestive tract
“The various agencies setting safety standards have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, particularly children who are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF,” the scientists wrote.
“By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent international public health agency.”
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