Animal testing on the type of radio frequency radiation they emit has suggested a link to cancer
Apple's famous wireless hearing aids are in the eyes of the hurricane in the medical community after a group of at least 250 researchers sent to the UN and WHO a report in which They say that these devices can cause cancer.
According to the petitioners of the petition addressed to the highest health care agencies in the world, this type of hearing aid could emit dangerous radiation directly to the brain as they are placed deep within the ear canal and expose these fragile parts of the ear to dangerous radiation, according to experts.
"My concern for AirPods is that their placement in the ear canal exposes the head tissue to relatively high levels of radio frequency radiation," the professor explained on medium. and biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Jerry Phillips.
The petition sent to the UN also warns against numerous devices that emit radio frequency radiation ̵
Following the launch of AirPods in 2015, the debate on the safety of the radiation emitting units began and consensus among some scientists was that the risk was low or not proven, but similarly others expressed their concern.
The answer from then, and so far, Apple is that their products are designed and tested "to meet or exceed all safety requirements", as said then Apple spokesman Alex Kirschner.
Animal testing on the type of radio frequency radiation they emit has suggested a link to cancer. But who has said that the derived levels are far below what could be considered harmful. Other groups believe that when looking at the combined studies, the evidence suggests that there is no danger.
The scientific jury still deals with whether these devices may cause cancer.