That is a question that is crossing many minds, and that’s what drove me to write this article.
Obviously, I am not a doctor, health expert, or cancer expert, but based on what I know and with a few hours of research, I have come to some conclusions and writing this article with the hope to prove a help to you.
In the new era, we find ourselves constantly immersed in new technology. Both home and at work, we simply can’t “live” without it.
Having a wireless device that doesn’t require a wire to work, is called modern and innovation those days.
But that’s when the problems start to kick in, yes the problem start with wireless Bluetooth headphones.
Back in 2015, about 250 scientists from 40 different countries warned us about their concerns and health risks that are associated with the exposure to the electromagnetic field (EMFs) that leak through wireless devices.
What is Electric Magnetic Field (EMF)?
EMFs or Electric and magnetic fields are invisible areas of energy, mostly known as Radiation. They are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural man-made lighting.
Exposure to high levels of EMF is known to damage human DNA and cells. Really high levels can even endanger your life, but it’s very unlikely for you to be exposed to levels that are that high.
No cancer risk for now,
And that is because the amount of radiation Bluetooth headphones currently emit is inadequate and lower than some other devices.
Let’s say, for example, the phone, microwave ovens, smart meters, and wireless (Wi-Fi) routers, disturb much more radiation and are more warmful.
Nevertheless, even the radiation from Bluetooth headphones is harmful periodically.
What Type of Radiation Do Bluetooth Devices Emit?
Bluetooth headphones emit a very distinct type of radiation or EMF, known as radio-frequency radiation (RFR).
RFR tends to be weaker than the EMF emission found in cell phones or wireless routers, but sadly it is as harmful due to its positioning.
Our Bluetooth devices, especially headphones are so closely placed near the brain.
Sadly, there are no ways to block the EMF radiation completely from the headphones or earbuds, otherwise, they wouldn’t work.
But to battle it as much as possible and to keep the radiation at a minimum ill go on and list some key tips you should take into consideration, so your Bluetooth devices don’t become even more harmful.
Tips on “fighting” the Radiation:
- Take “signal-free” holidays – Go on a vacation, that’s healthy for your mind, let’s say somewhere far, in the mountains with no signals, no internet connection, just somewhere where is quiet and calm.
- Use Sunscreen – Basically, sunscreen protects the skin, and the radiation damages it.
- Take it easy, and avoid being paranoid – Take this one seriously guys, don’t beat yourself up – being paranoid and stressed will damage you more in the long run, than the electromagnetic radiation itself.
Yes, maintaining composure and taking things slowly is essential. My admiration belongs to cancer sufferers who were able to remain optimistic and give their all throughout their battle with cancer, regardless of where the disease originated.
Things are a bit better with wired headphones than wireless headphones. A lot of health risks are prevented if you just use a pair of wired headphones.
But let’s chill a bit and not sugarcoat them that much either. I think headphones in general give us health risks, be they mentally or physically.
Wearing headphones for too long not only will put a strain on our ears and head, but the chances are high for them to cause hearing loss and ear damage due to the volume.
I bet that most of us don’t want to do with the radiation Bluetooth headphones emit, sadly cell phones play a contribute to that one part as well, still, we shall continue living just with caution.
Here we came at the end of this article in which I tried to mention some of the most important things about knowing your safety while wearing wireless headphones. I hope I included everything that you need to know!
Still reaching out and reading on world health organization websites, I think would be a better idea.
If you liked what you read in this article, I would like to mention something else! Now we got how wireless headphones are related to our safety, and in this case, I would introduce to you another article that I’ve written regarding electrocution via headphones.
I would like to go off the topic and mention something else if you are a professional! You must know how important are studio monitors in a recording studio, right? That’s why I will mention to you guys some of the greatest studio monitors for hip-hop, and introduce to you some amazing studio monitors for voice-over.
That is basically all that I wanted to tell you guys! Have fun!
- JBL Flip 5 vs. JBL Flip Essential: Which Is Better? - July 16, 2022
- Do You Need an Audio Interface for Studio Monitors? - July 16, 2022
- Are Beyerdynamic Headphones Good For Gaming? - July 13, 2022