AirPods, wireless headphones could cause cancer, scientists claim

Here’s what 250 scientists says about your wireless AirPods

Here’s what 250 scientists says about your wireless AirPods

The experts also noted the International Agency for Research on Cancer recently determined EMF is "possibly carcinogenic" to humans.

The technology uses electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radio waves to transmit data, and its use so close to a user's inner skull is considered risky.

There is no question that Apple's wireless Bluetooth AirPods have been a big hit. The closeness of this radiation to the brains of the users is cause for concern, say the researchers.

But the new petitions' authors warn that even these guidelines could be unsafe - and much more research is needed.

Animal studies on radio frequency radiation emitted by certain devices and used in Wi-Fi, cellular, and Bluetooth transmissions have shown a link to cancer.

One of the greatest risks may be hearing loss from listening to music too loudly on your headphones, but many experts agree that the technology doesn't increase one's risk of developing cancer, according to the report.

In the Petition, the researchers warn of different devices, which emit high-frequency radiation, which can be found in WiFi, Bluetooth and mobile data transferred.

The most obvious and well-established risk of radiowaves is that, at high levels, they can generate heat and cause burns.

University of Pennsylvania, Kenneth Foster, believes that wireless headphones do not provide a risk based on current evidence. But: the animals were exposed to in experiments of high-frequency radiation, were in above-average mass of genetic, neurological, and reproductive damage.

Jerry Phillips, a biochemistry professor at the University of Colorado, explained to lifestyle journalist writing for Medium: "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". These forms of energy are powerful enough to shake up atoms that compose cells but not powerful enough to change their structures, which means their radiowaves are less unsafe than radiation from X-rays or UV, but are still risky.

The petition also notes the recent determination from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that EMF may be "carcinogenic" to humans.

"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 petition said.

"By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent worldwide public health agency", the experts wrote.