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kofman13

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i watched this video and got worried. tests here video show that the EMF radiation from air pods pro is 3x the healthy limit, 100 times more than normal cheap bluetooth $20 buds... any one else worried about this?
 
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poorcody

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The guy thinks "SSDs is RAM -- Random Access Memory"; that the wireless energy he his supposedly measuring can "power 20 SSDs", etc. Think I will take that all with a grain of salt.

AirPods have to pass FCC certification, so I doubt what he is saying is true.
 

kofman13

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The guy thinks "SSDs is RAM -- Random Access Memory"; that the wireless energy he his supposedly measuring can "power 20 SSDs", etc. Think I will take that all with a grain of salt.

AirPods have to pass FCC certification, so I doubt what he is saying is true.
true hes kind of wacky, but a lot of people claim that FFC certifies things but theres still danger and they just didnt do enough testing yet
 
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Analog Kid

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Disclaimer: these ignorant scare videos are made to generate ad revenue, so I’m not going to support that by actually watching it.


As others have said, it needs to pass FCC testing to ship. FCC testing isn‘t really comprehensive— they don’t test every unit coming off the line, only a representative one, so there is a risk that some devices are emitting more than they should.

I consider it more likely that that some YouTube clown got it wrong than Apple and the FCC did. Setting aside Johnson and Johnson for a moment, there’s not much of an upside to a well respected company like Apple cheating on tests like this and putting customer health and their corporate reputation at risk.

If they really are a problem, I think we’ll see it in a major news outlet before it gives me cancer. That said, if you start noticing that your eyes are bothering you when you use them, you might want to take them out— it’s your eyes that are most at risk from heating effects. Testes too, but those are further from a person‘s ears during normal use...
 

Rigby

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If they really are a problem, I think we’ll see it in a major news outlet before it gives me cancer. That said, if you start noticing that your eyes are bothering you when you use them, you might want to take them out— it’s your eyes that are most at risk from heating effects. Testes too, but those are further from a person‘s ears during normal use...
Not if you have your head up your ... ;)
 
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zorinlynx

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Please stop worrying about RF "radiation". It is non-ionizing, and so weak it doesn't really affect your body at all.

These "RF makes you sick!" delusions have spread for years; heck one lady thought a nearby new cellular tower was making her sick; it hadn't even been turned on yet. It's psychosomatic.

Just enjoy your technology and stop worrying about it. :)
 

DeanL

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"I want to see if this is radioactive to start".
If this was radioactive, he'd be dead.
*Proceeds to a RF test rather than a radioactivity one*

Comment I posted on the video:According to the FCC filings, the AirPods output at most 19mW. So either your test is flawed, your tool is flawed or Apple sells a device 16x more powerful than registered with the FCC. I'll go for one of the two first options ;) https://fccid.io/BCG-A2084
 
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Analog Kid

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On the larger point: as I said above, I’m not worried that my APPs are going to hurt me. The best argument for why is the test report linked to by @DeanLubaki, the fact that the test thresholds are conservative, and the fact that overexposure would either need to be long term or focused on very limited parts of your body.

Please stop worrying about RF "radiation". It is non-ionizing, and so weak it doesn't really affect your body at all.
This “non-ionizing” argument is wrong. Ionization is only one vector to bad health outcomes. UVB is non-ionizing and still causes sunburn and skin cancer.

People also tend to argue that RF is weak because they’re focused on the radiated power not the near field power that is the focus of the FCC SAR testing for thermal effects.

"I want to see if this is radioactive to start".
If this was radioactive, he'd be dead.
Bananas are radioactive and we still feed them to babies...
 
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DeanL

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Bananas are radioactive and we still feed them to babies...
Yes you’re right, however the test he did wasn’t a radioactivity test. If some radioactivity is not harmful and then he proceeds to an RF test instead...that eliminates pretty much all the credibility he could have. i.e. his test doesn’t not mean much, and is so far from the FCC certification that questions on his testing must be asked and answered.
 

TechFounder

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First of all, anyone who thinks that just because it's FCC approved it's somehow safe needs to have their intelligence questioned. The governmental agencies have been co-opted by businesses. You don't have to look further than the current Oxy epidemic.

Second, the question of whether or not ionizing radiation is harmful to brain tissue is up to debate. There was a study done in Europe a few years back that showed a small correlation between cell phone use and acoustic neuromas, it's a kind of brain tumor that grows on your hearing nerve. Other studies on cancers

It makes sense that AirPods have some of the strongest radiation, after all, everyone here knows how great they are in holding a signal. You can walk outside your house and it still holds. That's more than I can say for my WiFi. How do you think Apple is able to do that? It's not magic! It's by cranking up the radiation! Sure, they're not worried since it's not their brain that they're frying. Plus it will take years before anything happens.

Good luck folks!
 

AppelGeenyus

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I had to create an account just to post this, people like the guy that made the video in the OP are genuine scam artists and should be held accountable. The sad part is many people believe videos like this without giving it a second thought, get scammed into buying junk like rf protection gear etc, then tell their equally gullible friends who go on to make the same mistake. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Whats hilarious is the number he quotes from his own World Healthy Organisation reference link is totally wrong. He says 100mW/m² is a safety limit, but it's actually 10W/m² for the 2.45 GHz frequency as specified at the top of that page. The 100mW/m² number he pulled is from the section giving examples of common levels you might encounter at home etc, and specifies the maximum exposure that one might encounter for each source, it's not a safety limit. So his own testing actually proves the exact opposite of his claims assuming you trust the WHO.

You might think "oh he just made a simple mistake then", nope if you look through the comments he has directly engaged in conversations with many people that have pointed this out, and has since continued to make several similar videos(only on Apple products) quoting the same bs number regardless. And every video just happens to be monetised and plastered with affiliate links(even to AirPods ?).

Intentionally misleading the public with false facts for profit is both a violation of YouTube terms and illegal.
You can report this clowns channel to youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/reportabuse

And he's in Australia, so you can report his business's illegal activity here: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam
 

Bandaman

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Aug 28, 2019
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Literally everything that was spoken on that video was a waste of breath and a killer of brain cells ... and I don’t mean the EMF being emitted by the AirPods.
 

DylanBass

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Actually, I’m not sure too if that guy knows what he’s talking about. Still, EMF is a really serious issue. I know a guy who’s been having headaches because of it for 3 years.
 

SawyerPotts

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Hey. His doctor doesn’t know the cause yet, so he thinks it's all because of EMF. I feel sorry for that guy. Thanks for the rec, I hope it will help him. I’ll keep you updated.
 
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