Apple started with the iPhone 7 to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack and hit the market with AirPods wireless headset. Due to the experience and the ecology of Apple, this product is quite good.
In view of Apple’s position in the industry, more phone makers began to remove the 3.5mm jacks while the acceptance of wireless headsets is increasing. However, some people believes that this device can increase the risk of carcinogenicity.
Recent reports showed that over 250 scientists around the world want the United Nations and World Health Organization to issue a petition in this regard. They hope that the UN and WHO could convince people to use fewer headphones because of the risk of cancer.
When consumers use wireless headphones such as AirPods or Samsung Galaxy Buds, they usually use Bluetooth technology. This device needs an electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radio wave to transmit data to enable wireless connectivity.
Therefore, the wireless headset is connected with the mobile phone to directly stream media resources. However, after wearing these earphones, because they are close to the human skull, some scientific experts believe that it may have adverse effects on health.
For now, neither Apple, Samsung nor the other big wireless headset manufacturers have made a statement. Nonetheless, what do you think about the scientists concerns? Could we be putting ourselves on harm’s way? Share your though via the comment box below.