Are Wireless Headphones or Earbuds Dangerous?

Do you wear Bluetooth or Wireless Headphones?

Wireless headphones are without a doubt a very useful contribution to daily life - gone are the days of snagging any annoying headphone wires while you are using your phone at work, or on the bus, or even when driving.

Are Wireless Headphones or Earbuds Dangerous?

 

Have you considered what effects this might be having on your brain?

Your Brain and Why This is Serious

    Radiation risk is governed by three important factors: proximity to the source of radiation; exposure time; and the volume of radiofrequency radiation absorbed.

    There is not a whole lot of difference, in terms of risk, between putting headphones in your ears and holding a phone next to your brain while taking a call for a long time.

    In particular, with Bluetooth earphones which go inside the ear, you are putting the radiation field even closer to the brain than just holding your phone, but the Radiation field strength from Bluetooth headphones is not as strong as that which comes out of a phone. 

    Regardless, in both scenarios (holding a phone to the head or using Bluetooth headphones) there is a high volume of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) coming into close contact with the brain.

    Everything in the body runs on an electrical current, or light, and your brainwaves consist of invisible, electrical signals. They each perform different functions as you can see here:

    > 40 Hz

    Gamma waves

    Higher mental activity, including perception, problem solving, and consciousness

    13–39 Hz

    Beta waves

    Active, busy thinking, active processing , active concentration, arousal, and cognition

    7–13 Hz

    Alpha waves

    Calm relaxed yet alert state

    4–7 Hz

    Theta waves

    Deep meditation /relaxation, REM sleep

    < 4 Hz

    Delta waves

    Deep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness

    So when you hold an extremely powerful, radiating device next to your ear, these electrical brainwaves are coming into direct contact with the radiation energy from the phone or earbuds.

    Add to that the fact that many people are exposed for long periods of the day and you have grounds for concern.

    Court Ruling: Benign Tumor from Radiation

    In 2017, an Italian Court ruled that the radiation from 3-4 hours on daily work-related phone calls caused a brain tumor.

    The man said, “I started to have the feeling of my right ear being blocked all the time and the tumour was diagnosed in 2010. Happily, it was benign but I can no longer hear anything because they had to remove my acoustic nerve.”

    While this isn't the first ever ruling like this, it does set a precedent and opens up the possibility that "occupational" device usage could be seen as a health risk by mainstream standards. It's a small step, but it is a step in the right direction. 

    Peer-reviewed Studies: Microwave Radiation (MWR) effects on the brain

    We are going to start with a full quote from the 5GSpaceAppeal, which put forward a pdf called ‘Emergency in the Heavens’ [1] covering many of the aspects of modern life against which it was protesting, including the effects of microwave radiation on the brain:

    “If we are going to save this planet, we have to be able to think and reason. And we have known since 1975 that microwave radiation damages the brain. In that year, Allan Frey published his ground-breaking article, “Neural function and behavior: defining the relationship.”[2] In a study on rats, he found that low-level microwaves -- one hundred times lower than what people’s brains are exposed to from their cell phones today -- damage the blood-brain barrier. This is the anatomical barrier that keeps toxic chemicals, bacteria and viruses in your blood from entering your brain. It is also the barrier that maintains the inside of your head at a constant pressure and prevents you from having a stroke.

    At least twenty laboratories in many countries confirmed Frey’s work over the years. Finally, in 2003, neurosurgeon Leif Salford, at Lund University in Sweden, proved the obvious: that disrupting the blood-brain barrier causes brain damage. He exposed rats to a cell phone, once for two hours, at very low power, and sacrificed them fifty days later. Two percent of the exposed rats’ brain cells were damaged or destroyed.[3] He later exposed rats to a cell phone, again at very low power, for two hours once a week for a year, and found that they were cognitively impaired.[4] 

     And in 2020, a study has been published showing that the same thing happens in humans. A team of scientists at Heidelberg University in Germany used MRIs to examine the brains of 48 young adults between the ages of 18 and 30. They found that the more hours per day their subjects habitually spent on their smartphones, the less gray matter they had in their brains and the less brain activity was detected.[5]

    Selected Studies and Findings 

    In the table below, you will find studies and their findings. Most of these extracts support our position that there is enormous benefit to bringing balance to the radiation fields that permeate our lives. Within these papers you will also find references to papers which found no biological effects along with detail on all test conditions.

    Study Study Information

    "The effect of pulsed electromagneticradiation from mobile phone on thelevels of monoamine neurotransmittersin four different areas of rat brain" 

    RESULTS: The exposure to EMR resulted in significant changes in (hormones or neuro-transmitters) DA (dopamine), NE (Norepinephrine)  and 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine) in the four selected areas of adult rat brain.
    CONCLUSIONS: The exposure of adult rats toEMR may cause disturbances in monoamine  neurotransmitters and this may underlie many of the adverse effects reported after EMR including  memory, learning, and stress.
    "Mobile phone emission modulates inter-hemispheric functional coupling of EEG alpha rhythms

    Claudio Babiloni
    European Journal of Neuroscience, 2007"
    "Finding:
    Acute and prolonged mobile phone emission modulated the inter-hemispheric coupling of frontal and temporal alpha rhythms (brain waves) in healthy subjects in awake resting conditions. These results suggest that mobile phone emission influences brain physiology, probably by the interhemispheric synchronization of signals, mainly across the corpus callosum."
    Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data

    Vini G.KhuranaPhD, CharlesTeo Michael, Kundi Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg
    Surgical Neurology, Volume 72, Issue 3, September 2009, Pages 205-214
    "Purpose:
    Is there epidemiologic evidence for an association between long-term cell phone usage and the risk of developing a brain tumor?

    Finding:
    The results indicate that using a cell phone for ≥10 years approximately doubles the risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor on the same (“ipsilateral”) side of the head as that preferred for cell phone use. The data achieve statistical significance for glioma and acoustic neuroma but not for meningioma."
    Cancer epidemiology update, following the 2011 IARC evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields

    Anthony B.Miller; LloydMorgan;
    IrisUdas; Devra Lee Davis (2011)
    Finding:
    Based on the evidence reviewed it is our opinion that IARC's current categorization of RFR as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B) should be upgraded to Carcinogenic to Humans (Group 1).
    Increased risk of brain, vestibular nerve and salivary gland tumors are associated with mobile phone use.
    Nine studies (2011–2017) report increased risk of brain cancer from mobile phone use.
    Four case-control studies (3 in 2013, 1 in 2014) report increased risk of vestibular nerve tumors.
    Concern for other cancers: breast (male & female), testis, leukemia, and thyroid.
    Comments on the US National Toxicology Program technical reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis study in rats exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 900 MHz and in mice exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 1,900 MHz

    Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg
    National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2019
    Finding:
    We conclude that there is clear evidence that RF radiation is a human carcinogen, causing glioma and vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma). There is some evidence of an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, and clear evidence that RF radiation is a multi-site carcinogen.
    Cellular Phone Use and Risk of Tumors: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Yoon-Jung Choi, Joel M. Moskowitz, Seung-Kwon Myung, Yi-Ryoung Lee, Yun-Chul Hong
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020
    Finding:
    In sum, the updated comprehensive meta-analysis of case-control studies found significant evidence linking cellular phone use to increased tumor risk, especially among cell phone users with cumulative cell phone use of 1000 or more hours in their lifetime (which corresponds to about 17 min per day over 10 years), and especially among studies that employed high quality methods.
    Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies in rats Exposed to whole-body radio frequency Radiation at a frequency (900 mhz) and modulations (gsm and cdma) used by cell phones.

    National Toxicology Program
    National Institutes of Health Public Health Service, November 2018
    Study:
    Male and female Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats were exposed to time-averaged wholebody specific absorption rates of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)- or Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). Genetic toxicology studies were conducted in rat peripheral blood erythrocytes and leukocytes, brain cells, and liver cells.

    Finding:
    In both studies (GSM and CDMA), exposure to RFR in male rats resulted in higher numbers of animals with tumors of the heart and brain.
    Neurological Effects of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Fields

    Henry Lai, PhD (Ret.)
    Department of Bioengineering

    BioInitiative Working Group, 2014
    Finding:
    Out of 211 studies, RFR-neurological effects were recorded in 144 publications (68%); No effects were recorded in 67 publications (32%).
    Out of 105 ELF-neurological effects studies, 95 (90%) showed biological effects compared to 10 (10%) showing no effects.
    Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data

    Vini G Khurana ; Charles Teo; Michael Kundi; Lennart Hardell; Michael Carlberg
    National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2009
    Finding:
    Computer simulation using MRI scans of children is the only possible way to determine the microwave radiation (MWR) absorbed in specific tissues in children.
    Children absorb more MWR than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller. MWR from wireless devices has been declared a possible human carcinogen.
    Because the average latency time between first exposure and diagnosis of a tumor can be decades, tumors induced in children may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood.
    The fetus is particularly vulnerable to MWR. MWR exposure can result in degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons. MWR-emitting toys are being sold for use by young infants and toddlers. Digital dementia has been reported in school age children. MWR exposure limits have remained unchanged for 19 years.
    Neurophysiological effects of mobile phone electromagnetic fields on humans: A comprehensive review

    E.Valentini, G. Curcio, F. Moroni, M. Ferrara, L.De Gennaro, and M. Bertini
    Bioelectromagnetics, 2007
    Finding:
    Our studies demonstrate that exposure to RFEMF emitted by mobile phones has an effect on brain physiology. Changes in EEG power are manifested rapidly when exposure occurs during sleep (Fig. 3).
    They outlast exposure by at least 15min when RF EMF is applied during waking prior to sleep [Huber et al.,2000]. Simulations of the SAR distribution within the brain support the interpretation that subcortical structures may be responsible for the observed effect on the sleep EEG.
    Evidence for Effects on Neurology and Behavior

    Henry Lai, PhD
    BioInitiative Working Group, 2007
    Finding:
    There is little doubt that electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones and cell phone use affect electrical activity in the brain. The effect also seems to depend on the mental load of the subject during exposure, e.g., on the complexity of the task that a subject is carrying out. Based on the observation that the two sides of the brain responded similarly to unilateral exposure, Huber et al. [2003] deduced that the EEG effect originated from subcortical areas of the brain. Dosimetry calculation indicates that the SAR in such areas could be as low as 0.1 W/kg
    (page 6)
    Several studies have investigated the effect of RFR on the cholinergic system because of its involvement in learning and wakefulness in animals. Testylier et al. [2002] reported modification of the hippocampal cholinergic system in rats during and after exposure to low intensity RFR. Bartier et al. [2005] reported that RFR exposure induced structural and biochemical changes in AchE, the enzyme involved in acetylcholine metabolism. Vorobyov et al. [2004] reported that repeated exposure to low-level extremely low frequency-modulated RFR affected baseline and scopolamine-modified EEG (a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain) in freely moving rats.

    We found that short-term (45 min) exposure to RFR before each session of maze running significantly retarded the rats' abilities to perform in the maze. They made significantly more errors than the sham-exposed rats. In a further experiment [Lai et al., 1994], we found that the RFR-induced working memory deficit in the radial-arm maze was reversed by pre-treating the rats before exposure with the cholinergic agonist physostigmine or the opiate antagonist naltrexone, whereas pre-treatment with the peripheral opiate antagonist naloxone methiodide showed no reversal of effect.
    Mobile phone use and risk for intracranial tumors and salivary gland tumors – a Meta-analysis

    Alicja bortkiewicz1 , Elżbieta Gadzicka1 , and Wiesław Szymczak2
    International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 2017

    All intracranial tumors and all phone types (time of mobile phone use: ≥ 10 years)
    The results obtained in the random effects model indicated that there was a significant relationship between mobile phone use for longer than 10 years and the risk of intracranial tumors (OR = 1.46, 95% CI: 1.07–1.98).

    "Total intracranial tumors and all phone types (time from the first regular use of mobile phone: ≥ 10 years)
    The probability in the Q-Cochran test is less than 0.0005, which means that the studies in the analysis are non-homogenous. Because OR is significantly greater than 1 (OR = 1.25, 95% CI: 1.04–1.52), we can conclude that there is a significant relationship between the time from the first regular use of mobile phone of 10 years or more and the risk of intracranial tumors"

    "All intracranial tumors and all phone types (ipsilateral exposure)
    The result of the Q-Cochran test indicates that the studies included in the meta-analysis are non-homogenous (p < 0.0005) and the random effects model should be used to assess OR. Since OR is greater than 1 (OR = 1.29, 95% CI: 1.06–1.57), there is a significant relationship between ipsilateral use of mobile phone and the risk of intracranial tumor."

     

     

    “HIGH PROBABILITY” THAT CELL PHONE RADIATION CAUSES BRAIN TUMORS SAYS 32 YEAR US GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST – CDC AND NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM- IN EXPERT REPORT TO COURT

    https://ehtrust.org/high-probability-that-cell-phone-radiation-causes-brain-tumors-says-32-year-us-government-scientist-cdc-and-national-toxicology-program-in-expert-report-to-court/

     

     

    "In my opinion, RF (radiofrequency) exposure probably causes gliomas and neuromas and, given the human, animal, and experimental evidence, I assert that, to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, the probability that RF exposure causes gliomas and neuromas is high,"

    - Christopher Portier PhD

    Dr Charlie Teo: Neurosurgeon warns of dangers of Mobile Phone Radiation

    In this video Charlie Teo talks about his findings to the Environmental Health Trust. 

    Is it Possible to Harmonize the Radiation from Bluetooth Headphones?

    At Omnia, our mission is to change the state of the Radiation field so that it is in the same vibrational rhythm and centredness as the human body.

    We believe that if we can create that vibrational ‘match’ then the effect of dissonance between these two fields will disappear. And that this will significantly reduce the risk of exposing ourselves to high volumes of MWR fields when using mobile phones and Bluetooth headphones, especially near the brain.

    We will never proclaim that the risk will go down to zero just through applying the ORB to a device. We seek to give evidence for our theories and the best test we have done to show effectiveness of the Omnia Radiation Balancer in this regard is through Autonomic Response Testing.  Please watch the video here: 

     For more information about Cheryl Wilson and our ART test, visit our ART test page.

    Armed with this information, we urge everyone to proceed with care when using their mobile phones and to reduce exposure wherever they can.

    We have a list of our top recommendations for changing your life to reduce exposure here.

    And you can choose your Omnia Pack here.

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    Additional References and interesting reads

    The Italian Court Ruling on Mobile Phone Radiation Causing a Brain Tumor 

    [1] International Appeal to Stop 5G
    [https://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emergency-in-the-Heavens.pdf]

    [2] Frey AH et al. 1975. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 247:433-9. 7

    [3] Salford L et al. 2003. “Nerve cell damage in mammalian brain after exposure to microwaves from GSM mobile phones.” Environmental Health Perspectives 111(7):881-3.

    [4] Nittby H et al. 2008. “Cognitive impairment in rats after long-term exposure to GSM-900 mobile phone radiation. Bioelectromagnetics 29:219-32.

    [5] Horvath J et al. 2020. Structural and functional correlates of smartphone addiction. Addictive Behaviors 105:106334


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