Does the iPhone Earbud transmit radiation diretly into the head???? (serious)

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  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    i know all electronic devices emit some kind of radiation but with the earbuds on the iphone being connected to a cellular device would this mean you are assisting to transmit the radiation directly into your head? earbuds reach closer to your brain than say casual use of a cellphone right?

    if this is the case would setting the phone on airplane mode while listening to music on your iphone help?

    does airplane mode greatly reduce amount of radiation?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Earphones do not transmit cell phone radio waves or any kind of radio waves.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Extensive medical studies have shown that cell phones do not emit enough radiation to have any medical impact.
     
  4. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    even if the earbud was used during a phone call?

    do you have a scientific source that says earphones dont transmit radiation?
     
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    pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Earphones and speakers in general do not emit radiations. It's a physical movement inside that moves the air at a certain rate for you to hear sounds.

    They're mechanical waves, not electromagnetic. No danger for your brain, just your eardrum.

    The electromagnetic waves coming from your iPhone for cellular transmission can't be conducted by other objects, only blocked.
     
  6. wellok macrumors 6502

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    Earbuds reduce the small amount of radiation exposure you'd get in the first place by keeping the phone away from your head. The earbuds just transmit the audio.
     
  7. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    And where does the antenna for the mobile phone remain?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Even then.

    I don't need a "scientific source". All earbuds are are little magnets with some copper wire and plastic. The only thing they can do is receive radio waves and generate sound waves. Remember, sound waves are not the same as radio waves.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    @VideoNewbie: Do some reading on the difference between ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Don't let media hype about "radiation" and its association with nuclear power (which would be ionizing radiation) leave you in fear of the broad category of commonplace non-ionizing radiation.

    If you look around the room you're in right now, everything you see is emitting or reflecting radiation (light is radiation). In fact you're explicitly exposing yourself to radiation in order to read this sentence.
     
  10. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    A simple wiki or google search could have answered it for you if you want scientific answers better to do the research yourself than relying on random people on an apple forum.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The antenna is on the phone, not the earbuds.
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Do you have a scientific source that says earphones do transmit radiation?
     
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  14. tmdouglas macrumors newbie

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    You clearly need to learn about radiation. Do you know that the sun emits radiation? How about the ground? How about smoking? How about your smoke detector? How about EVERYTHING?
     
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  17. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Did you look at the article? Wired is still considered hands free and they cover it in there.
     
  18. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Do wired headsets transmit RF radiation? You bet. They will pick up a portion of the RF transmitted by the phone, along with other sources. The portion is a SMALL one, and not enough to measure without really expensive equipment.

    Did you know humans emit radiation? It's in the IR range, but radiation none the less.

    Stay away from extremely short wave / ionizing, and you'll be fine. Or will you? :D
     
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    Perhaps a house built inside a faraday cage too?
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    I get annoyed with people who freak out about cell phone radiation and they get drunk and then drive, or drive while texting, smoke, take illegal drugs, or abuse prescription drugs, ride motorcycles, don't exercise, etc. These all have much higher proven risk of injury and death than any cell phone (unless you are talking on the cell phone while weaving down the interstate at 80).
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    If you are seriously worried about the possible radiation from cell phone earbuds just get rid of cell phone and go back to a landline phone, but get a wired phone, not a cordless phone.
     
  21. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    Give up all your modern possessions. Move out in the middle of a forest. Don't go out into the sun. Don't eat nuts or bananas or most anything really.

    Do all of the above and you are still constantly exposed to radiation.

    People need to educate themselves and stop being ignorant followers of the most recent fear mongering hype presented by the nearest Internet blogger or even main stream media.

    Educate yourself, don't rely on others, and damn, JUST ENJOY LIFE!!!
     
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  23. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Sure, they said the same thing about the full-body scanners at airports.
     
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    source?
     

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