Will Bluetooth Headphones Cause Health Problems?
Bluetooth headphones are among the convenient innovations that latest technology has given to the world. Such devices continue to change for the better and are continuously being developed to provide satisfaction for users. But, despite the advancements, you can not help asking whether or not using them is indeed safe for your health.
All devices that use Bluetooth technology emit wireless microwave radiation. Your Bluetooth headphones are not exempt. This radiation has frequencies that have shorter wavelength and a rapid rate of flow, thus enabling them to travel long distances while carrying certain information and data that does not need to be contained in wires. When using a wireless phone or a Bluetooth device, some of the energy that is emitted gets absorbed by the body. The short wavelength and rapid oscillation makes microwave frequencies able to penetrate living tissue and even down to a cellular level.
For decades, it is said that there have been documented effects of long term exposure to microwave radiation upon the body. A number of health problems have been linked to the long term exposure to microwave radiation. Cancer, leukemia, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s, autism, miscarriages, birth defects, autoimmune illnesses, multiple sclerosis, hair loss, and suicide are just some of those problems that are linked to the over exposure to microwave radiation. This is due to the biological changes that the body undergoes being affected by the radiation. The biological changes that occur happen on a cellular level and that is possible to be passed on to the offspring through genetic damage in the DNA or RNA. Yet, the question is whether the microwave radiation emitted by Bluetooth devices do cause health problems.
The use of Bluetooth headsets specifically exposes the brain, the ears, and the eyes to a strong field of microwave radiation. Yet, the studies conducted to examine the potential threats of such exposure have produced conflicting and inconclusive results. Some studies showed that such exposure produce no damage at all, while other studies showed significant damage. Some people are naturally hypersensitive to electromagnetic radiation, while others develop the sensitivity through frequent exposure spanning years. Despite the conflicting results of the studies, the US Federal Communications Commission, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the United Kingdom National Radiological Protection Board have all declared Bluetooth devices to be safe for use. However, they also encourage further research.
As the world continues to develop and modernize, technologies and innovations will continue to advance, too. Some of those technologies will pose health risks, while some of technologies may be able to pinpoint the risks or to remedy them, including the health risks of Bluetooth headphones that some people are so worried about.