“My concern for AirPods is that their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues in the head to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation,” he said.
Although most experts agree that there is no safe level of radiation, it’s simply not possible to avoid exposure, Schulder says.
Do AirPods give off radiation?
Apple’s AirPods Pro and other wireless headphones emit small amounts of radio-frequency radiation.
How much radiation do AirPods give off?
The AirPods’ specific absorption rate (SAR), which measures how much radiation is absorbed by the body, is 0.466 watts per kilogram. This is well below the legal limit of 1.60W/kg set by regulators in the US.
How secure are AirPods?
While Apple’s AirPods do deliver surprisingly good sound quality, users don’t always get to hear it. Because the earbud tips are made out of smooth plastic instead of silicone, they never stay in one’s ears securely. A loose fit means there’s no noise isolation, so sound leaks and audio quality suffers.
Why are AirPods dangerous?
Of particular concern are wireless headphones like Apple’s popular AirPods as they sit in the ear canal exposing fragile tissue to potentially dangerous levels of radiation. According to studies, ill effects of exposure to these types of radiation has resulted in cancers in animals.