Can listening to your favorite music be harming you? Bluetooth devices such as wireless headsets, hands-free devices or even wireless earbuds can expose you to EMF radiation. And research shows that EMF radiation can cause a whole slew of health issues including cancer.
So, yes, listening to your music with wireless earbuds can be harming you!
While bluetooth devices have weaker EMF than your cellphone or laptop, the biggest concern is where you are placing these devices in proximity to your body.
When you use wireless earbuds with your cellphone it puts the radiation source right inside your ear. And your ears (along with your eyes) are extra-vulnerable entry points for radiation because they connect directly to your brain.
In other words, there is no buffer between the harmful rays and your brain.
And don’t forget — your radiation exposure from bluetooth devices is in addition to your exposure to EMF radiation from your cell phone and other sources of EMF. So it doesn’t matter that the bluetooth radiation is weaker than the radiation from your phone, because it’s not replacing your phone’s radiation. It’s yet one more source of EMF to which you are exposing your body.
Research shows that EMF exposure can cause health risks such as cellular stress, cancer, neurological disorders, infertility, memory disorders, increase in damaging free radicals and many other health issues. To reduce the risk of these health problems it is better to use wired headphones or headsets, especially if you use them frequently or for prolonged periods of time.
Also, limiting your time on your cell phone and distancing your body from the EMF source can help reduce your exposure. The further away the device is from your body, the less exposure you will have.
If you have the choice, opt away from bluetooth devices or use them less frequently. One way to do that is to ditch the wireless earbuds and just use a wired set. You can even opt for an Air Tube Headset which is designed in such a way that it doesn’t conduct EMF into your ear canal.
Remember the rule of thumb when it comes to EMF radiation is always reduce your usage of these devices and increase your distance from the harmful source!
For more information on how to protect yourself from EMF exposure, visit our Healthy Living Tips page.