Hundreds of scientists are calling for government organizations to develop stronger guidelines for devices like Apple’s AirPods and their potential links to cancer.
Some 250 scientists from more than 40 countries have signed a petition for the World Health Organization and United Nations to investigate the possible cancer risk and other health effects caused by non-ionizing electromagnetic fields.
Bluetooth technology used for AirPods utilizes low-power radio waves to transmit sound from a device to the headphone speakers.
The petition warns against different types of radio frequency radiation, including Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, baby monitors, cellular data and Bluetooth devices.
Electromagnetic-field damage can also harm plant and animal life, the petition states.
The Daily Mail reports Apple sold more than 28 million pairs of Air Pods in 2018. The company sold 16 million the year before.
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