The wireless technology revolution has brought with it a ton of benefits, including hands-free speaking and listening for music lovers, as well as the ability to get wireless Internet on the go just about anywhere within miles of an average-sized city center.
But the technology has also brought with it a host of potential cumulative and at times borderline scary health problems, stemming from the overabundance of electromagnetic fields of radiation being emitted from these devices.
WiFi is being restricted or even banned in some parts of the world especially where it can affect developing brains. France for example passed a ban against WiFi in nursery schools in 2015.
When it comes to cell phone EMFs (which stands for electromagnetic fields), you can never be too careful. After all there are thousands of independent studies linking them to a long list of serious diseases including cancer.
We may not be able to completely stop EMFs from reaching our brains and causing damage over time, but we can mitigate these effects by fighting fire with fire: using healthy technologies to help reduce the effects of these unhealthy ones.
Along these lines, AirTube headphones can help make a dramatic difference in preventing and mostly eliminating the effects of cell phone EMFs.
Bluetooth headphones are not as safe as we thought
In 2016, sales of bluetooth headphone surpassed wired headphones for the first time in history.
While it’s easy to understand why because of their ease of use and the ability to use them while doing other things without the interference of wires, our health may be suffering as a result.
There was a time when bluetooth headphones were considered to be a healthier alternative for cell phone users, especially since they prevent distracted driving for people who talk often on the go. Bluetooth technology was originally given the seal of approval from Dr. George Carlo, author of the 2002 classic book ‘Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider’s Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage’.
But the narrative has changed since then, with research showing that radiation from these ubiquitous bluetooth devices can be highly damaging to the brain.
According to Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy, a retired lecturer from one of the top three UK colleges, the Imperial College of London, short wavelengths like those emitted by bluetooth devices and cell phones can damage human cells by disrupting and harming our calcium ion signaling capabilities.
These headphones cause the these calcium ion channels, which are responsible for communication in the brain between neurons, to leak, leading to the potential for irreparable DNA damage, which may raise your risk of cancer over time.
If Dr. Goldsworthy and the many other studies showing the ill effects of cell phone EMFs causing damage are correct, this process may cause the blood-brain barrier to begin to thin, and weaken, which can cause neuronal damage.
[See article from the Scientific American titled ‘New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation to Cancer’ for more information]
Traditional wired headsets may not be any better, as they can act as an antenna attracting EMFs and transmitting direction to your brain, increasing exposure in the process.
The Benefits of AirTube headphones for preventing EMFs
In order to combat EMF related problems in regards to both bluetooth and wired headphones, companies like Safesleeve out of California have begun making products that combat EMFs, including AirTube headphones that greatly lessen the radiation that is transmitted to the brain through both wires and wireless devices.
These AirTube headphones come with wires, but they don’t beam EMFs directly toward the brain like traditional or bluetooth headphones.
Instead, these headphones conduct the sound from your cell phone, laptop, tablet or other devices using sound waves, transmitting the sound through a hollow tube that dissipates any form of radiation before it reaches your ears using air as the medium.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, a naturopathic doctor and author of ‘The Magnesium Miracle,’ is among those who recommend AirTube headphones as a safer alternative to bluetooth and wired headphones.
Naturopathic doctor Joseph Mercola , who recommends that children not use a cell phone or wireless device of any type, also said that people who do use headphones should use headphones with shielded wires and/or AirTube headphones to prevent harmful EMFs from causing too much damage.
“Wired headsets will certainly allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body,” Mercola said in a press release.
“However, if a wired headset is not well-shielded — and most of them are not — the wire itself can act as an antenna attracting and transmitting radiation directly to your brain.”
Where to Buy AirTube Headphones
I personally use the SafeSleeve AirTube headphones, which are similar to regular headphones except for a long, crystal clear air tube on the end to dissipate the harmful effects of EMFs.
The headphones come with a carrying case, a control button to answer and hang up calls, a built-in microphone, and a 3.5 mm plug that comes with a lightning adapter so it works on newer generation cell phones that don’t have headphone jacks too.
To learn more or purchase a pair of these headphones, check out the SafeSleeve website here. The company also offers radiation blocking cell phone sleeves that have been featured in Forbes magazine and other major media outlets.