NEW DELHI: AirPods are Apple‘s most popular audio accessory since launched in 2016 and continue to remain incredibly popular choice of around 28 million so as to tackle the tangled headphones.
However, health experts warn that the small white wireless devices have a devastating impact on the wearers.
As many as 250 international scientists have signed a United Nations and World Health Organisation petition raising serious concerns against the use of numerous wireless devices and call for protection.
AirPods headphones, like many pieces of modern tech harness Bluetooth technology- are concerning in particular because they sit deeply enough within a wearer’s ear canal.
And increasing exposure of tissues in the head to a type of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiowave generated by electric and wireless devices has suggested a link to cancer.
“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,” said Prof Jerry PhillipsUniversity Of Colorado, who is among the large group of scientists to have signed a petition.
The petition reads: “Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.”
The petition adds that the International Agency for Research on Cancer recently determined that EMF is “possibly carcinogenic” to humans.
It adds: “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.