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Bluetooth Headphones | Fatal Conveniences™

Bluetooth Headphones | Fatal Conveniences™

Headphones have come a long way since the days of the Walkman. Now you can use Bluetooth headphones or earbuds that connect directly to your device without the inconvenience of wires. But those Bluetooth headphones come with EMFs. And what exactly are they doing to your body?

Welcome to Fatal Conveniences

There is much we don’t know about the consequences of Bluetooth technology.

Wireless headphones allow us to multitask at expert levels. You can talk on the phone or listen to music, news and podcasts all while going about your day. However, scientific research tells us that there is a definite health risk from the EMF exposure caused by these devices.

Headphones that use Bluetooth technology emit a specific type of low-level EMF called radiofrequency radiation (RFR). Specific research has shown that plants, animals and humans can all be damaged by these frequencies. 

There’s a lot of information in this one, guys. I break down all this complicated research and what the scientists are saying about EMFs’ potential health effects. I also explain just what happens to the cells in our bodies when they’re exposed to EMFs. The bottom line is, stop using those Bluetooth headphones. It may seem like a pain in the ass at first. But I promise you, if I could workout with a walkman in the ’80s, you can handle a little wire in your cell phone.

Other info in this segment:
  • The role calcium plays in all this
  • The history of wireless headphones
  • How to change your headphones habits
  • Your brain on Bluetooth

The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to to see what Amplify can do for you.

Episode Transcript

Darin: It’s that time of the week for another fatal convenience. This is a bite-size segment that addresses some of society’s fatal conveniences and the steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of them. I define fatal conveniences as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, tap water, shampoo, sunglasses, food. I dive into the hidden truths behind some of our everyday choices that could not only be harming us but even killing us, so let’s dive in.

Darin: Hey, everybody, welcome to the show. This one is a big one. This one is so convenient. We all want to use them, but there is a problem and this is the wearable technologies, the EMFs in Bluetooth headphones. Keep in mind that the cellular frequency that hits your phone from the cell towers, it’s the same type of frequency, it’s just that a little bit of a lower level. Think about this. So there’s so much information I’m going to get into here, but I just want to get into the common sense of this thing. I want you to use your common sense. Taking frequency generating devices and shoving them in your ear, just to listen to music is insane. We are an electrical entity. We are living with 70 trillion cells. Our bodies are voltage regulators. So we are getting pollutants from electromagnetic fields everywhere. The idea of air buds and all of this stuff put in our heads generating frequency through our ear canals into our cranium disrupting cellular signal is insane. I can kind of stop there and just have you reflect on that, but there’s data. So Bluetooth technology, obviously connecting speakers and all of that stuff, so easy, so great, but I’m just going to focus on don’t put this stuff in your head. And don’t let your children, your children are that much more susceptible. So the history a little bit is in 1958, they developed the first stereo phones, so that’s cool. The first wireless earphones actually was developed in the 1960s transmitting radio waves. In 1978, Sony unveiled the Walkman revolution, obviously, and that was cool. That wasn’t wireless necessarily, but the Bluetooth version 1.0 was developed in 1999. It was trademarked. It works by streaming audio, transferring data, broadcasting information between two or more devices such as computers, phones, speakers, headphones, all of that stuff. And then 2008, the phenomenon that Dre created with beats that launched the fashionable statement. 2017, air buds designed by Apple rapidly so popular that today are considered not only a sound tool but a lifestyle. Well, let’s disrupt that lifestyle because that is incredibly gnarly. The analysis estimated that now AirPods make up 60% of the global wireless headphone market. Boom, just like that. Apple just destroys it again, but there’s a fatal convenience. Obviously, the convenience, super convenient, I don’t need to get into that. It’s cultural. It’s easy. Put them in the eyes, it’s hands-free. You wear when you’re running and working out, just pretty convenient, obviously. The International Agency for Research and Cancer classified EMF as a possible harmful carcinogen and now they know it’s a carcinogen. That’s just a play on words. The effects on organisms increases cancer, increases free radical damage, structural and functional changes in the reproductive systems and neurological disorders, as well as cellular stress, genetic damage. Because it messes with the frequency generation between DNA and RNA. Also, the learning and memory deficits, and also just a negative impact on the brain and general well-being. So just not an upside to not having wires to put in your brain to have all those downsides. We can’t depend on the industry again. So all of this is just funded, conflicts of interest. The US Office of Naval Research has been funding a fair amount of research in the area in the ’70s and stopped funding with new grants, in fact, the current head of the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, formerly the chief lobbyist for the telecommunications industry. There you go. So can we rely on the FCC for our safety? Again, no, we cannot. The proximity to the brain is where it really gets gnarly. And this great Ph.D., Joel Moskowitz, University of California, Berkeley explains that earbud technology is so new that research hasn’t been done at all, that’s what I’m saying, to detail what effects it has on the brain over a long period of time. However, he stated in news release, I couldn’t imagine, it’s all that great for you, noting that earbuds communicate that one using a magnetic induction field. A variable magnetic field in your head. This is crazy. Moskowitz said the technology could open the blood-brain barrier. And I believe there’s other research showing that it actually does opens up the brain to other molecules going into the brain. In 2016, a multi-year study in the US National toxicology program found that male rats exposed to radio frequency radiation from before birth through two years open them up to brain cancer and other malignant gliomas. So, EMFs had been linked to cancer for a very long time from the inception. Some of the researchers, Jerry Phillips, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, says that he’s concerned about air buds and their placement in the ear canals and these exposed to these types of tissues at relatively high levels and the radio frequency radiation. So the frequency radiation from the cell phone is of the earbud is lower than the actual cell phone signal, but you’re keeping an ear and they’re proximal to your ear canals in your brain for a longer period of time. Here’s where it also takes his turn, Martin Paul, Ph.D. has identified and published research describing the likely molecular mechanisms of how EMFs from cell phones and wireless technology damage plants, animals, and humans. And we have all these linked in the show notes. They all show that EMFs work by activating what is called voltage-gated calcium channels, that’s VGCCs. These are channels in the outer membranes of the cells, all cells, the plasma membrane that surrounds all of your cells. When they’re activated, they open up and allow calcium to flow into the cell. It’s the excess calcium into the cell that creates problems. That’s what these EMF signals do, which is responsible for most if not all of those effects that I listed before. The VGCCs exposed the EMFs allowing for abnormal large volumes of calcium ions about a million ions per second per channel. I don’t know if that means anything to you, but basically it’s opening these channels up creating a huge amount of oxidative stress into those systems on a cellular level. When there’s this amount of excess calcium released electromagnetically, it increases the nitric oxide. And with the increase of nitric oxide reacts to superoxide levels also rise in response to the increased intracellular calcium. Together they form a [00:09:42], which is an extremely potent oxidant stressor. So we’re creating a chemistry that we don’t know about just for this convenience. And there’s also neuro psychotic and psychiatric effects. And this is linked to the VGCCs again, the excess calcium, increases in stress on the nervous system, as well as anxiety, depression, autism, and Alzheimer’s. All linked to that excess of calcium, the VGCCs from the release of that from the EMF. Cardiac effects, it’s showing from the VGCC. So realize that all cells are susceptible to the EMF. Cardiac arrhythmias, fibrillation, tachycardia, you name it. The children is where I’m really nervous about. Another research I have Dr. Kesari, Neuro-Oncologist and Chair of the Department of Translational Neurosciences from John Wayne Cancer Institute. Children are at higher risk, higher susceptibility, smaller heads, thinner skulls and so any exposure to cell phones and earbuds to children is very dangerous. And also, this is also linked to pregnancy loss. Okay, there’s also research you can look into that, and also connected to pregnancy and increases susceptibility to the children having ADD and ADHD. So here’s the thing, don’t use air buds. That’s my recommendation. If you’re going to use them, be very, very limited because it causes that VGCCs very quickly. And the electromagnetic fields causes DNA and RNA changes right away. Carry your cell phone. Instead of earbuds, use the speaker. I always use the speaker. If you’re around other people, go away from other people and use the speaker or use wire-connected technology and keep the cell phone away from you. Don’t put earbuds in your head. Don’t use EMF on your head. And also something really good increase your magnesium because that calcium drain has happened. So increase in calcium is super important. And then antioxidant-rich foods. And also do regular grounding, feet on the ground, body on the ground, get outside. That literally takes away some of the pollutants of this electromagnetic fields that we’re getting hit with every day. So stay away from air buds. Stay away from Bluetooth around the head. Don’t use this stuff. This is an EMF disaster. And I know that that’s a convenience. But now that you know it, you’re putting electromagnetic fields in your head. Don’t do that. Better for your health, not to. Okay, I love you very much and have the best day ever.

Darin: Thanks for tuning in everyone. I hope that left you feeling inspired to take a closer look at the everyday choices you’re making and how they could be impacting your health and even the planet. If you want to learn more about life’s fatal conveniences, head over to You can sign up for the exclusive access to Fatal Conveniences episodes, news, insights, and more. And all this great stuff gets sent each week straight to your inbox, making it really easy. Now, that’s a convenience without the negative side effects. It only takes a few seconds to join. Just fill in the form and take that amazing step towards making better choices. Remember, small changes can have big impact. So, keep diving my friends, keep diving. And if you haven’t had a chance to check out the interview, I released earlier on the week, here’s what you missed:

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