Five Reasons Why More Research on Bluetooth Headsets and Cancer Are Needed



In this digital world, people are concerned that using mobile devices will give them cancer. While a number of items are carcinogenic, the research on whether Bluetooth headsets cause cancer is still being conducted. Conclusive evidence has never been discovered, but many experts suggest that the microwave emissions from phones and Bluetooth headsets might carry some risk of cancer or other health problems. Whether the headsets cause cancer or not is yet to be determined. Here are some reasons why the answer canít be given.

  • Technology Too New

    Most cancer studies take place over the long-term. That means that people have to study the cause and effect for many years before a conclusion can be reached. However, cell phones have been widely used for too short a time to show any type of cause and effect. Bluetooth headsets are even newer than cell phones. Due to fairly new technology, in-depth studies are yet to be completed about cancer risks.


  • Lower Radiation

    Many ear pieces emit less radiation than most cell phones. However, using the ear piece means the radiation is closer to the brain than cell phones. Public opinion seems to be divided fairly equally between those who believe headsets riskier than cell phones, those who believe they are safer, and a large group that thinks the question is ridiculous because the radiation levels are so low.


  • Headaches



    Some people are sensitive to headaches from the phones. This might not be an indication of cancer risk. The people with a hypersensitivity to the microwave radio frequencies will get headaches just from turning on a phone or being in a room with someone on a phone or headset. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, the US Federal Communications Commission, and the United Kingdom National Radiological Protection Board, all available scientific research shows that mobile devices are safe, but further research is necessary.


  • Animal Studies



    While much of the research has shown headsets use to be safe, some animal studies are saying otherwise. A March 16, 2016, on Antarctic krill found that navigation was disrupted by exceptionally weak radio-frequency fields. Research showing insect cell-death from six minutesí weak wireless exposure. Experts say we need to monitor our fast-rising, non-ionizing Bluetooth radiation exposure. Although federal agencies claim the non-ionizing aspects of Bluetooth radiation is proof it is not dangerous to the body, some evidence would suggest the opposite is true.


  • Bluetooth Distance



    The research also is conflicted based on the distance of use. Bluetooth radiation emitted from all Bluetooth Headsets and Technologies and is a type of wireless radio wave frequency (RF) also known as microwave radiation. Microwave frequencies have a short wavelength and a rapid rate of oscillation (2.4 billion times per second) very well suited for data and voice communications as well as cooking your dinner at a much higher wattage. The distance that itís possible for Bluetooth devices to transmit data is determined by the power of the transmitter, which is rated in one of three classes with class 1 being the most powerful and class 3 the least. Class 1 are the most powerful and so emit the highest level of Bluetooth radiation. They can transmit up to 100 meters and have a peak transmission power of 100 mW (milliwatt). Class 2 are less powerful. They can transmit up to 10 meters and operate at 2.5 mW peak transmission power. Class 3 are the least powerful and emit the lowest level of Bluetooth radiation. They operate in a range of less than 10 meters and have a peak transmission power of 1 mW. These distance discrepancies from the device could provide different results for the cancer question.


In 20 years, more definitive answers will be had. However, by that time, Bluetooth will have become obsolete for new technology. Also, it is doubtful that Bluetooth headsets will be eliminated because of a possible link to cancer. Therefore, you might just relax and not worry about the possible side effects of the headsets. Just enjoy using them for convenience and high-quality sound. Before you have used them long enough to pose a problem, you will have cast them aside for something else.

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