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Does Google Glass pose a serious cancer risk?

Written on:February 28, 2024
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Sergey Brin wearing the Google Glasses

Google Glass could pose a serious cancer risk according to the reports brewing in the market. The Project Glass from the search engine giant uses Bluetooth connection from the user’s mobile phone to connect to the internet. Many reports suggest the radio waves emitted during this process might be carcinogenic.

The topic still remains unexplained as to whether or not Google Glass is harmful to the user’s health. The wearable technology cannot connect to the internet on itself, which seems to have started this question. Previous studies have found low-level electromagnetic field exposure from mobiles and other transmitting devices could cause harmful heating of tissue, male infertility and cancer.

There have been many contradictory reports about radio waves, but the World Health Organisation nevertheless classifies radio-frequency fields as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’. Sergey Brin, the creator of Google Glass, stated that the device was freaky in the initial stages but once the user gets acquainted with it, things become easy.

Google co-founder, Brin promised that Glass would be available to the public for less than $1,500 sometime later this year. He also asked people not to pay thousands for prototypes appearing on eBay. Brin ridiculed the use of smartphones as he stated, “Is this the way you’re meant to interact with other people? It’s kind of emasculating. Is this what you’re meant to do with your body?”

Talking about the fears of Google Glass posing a threat of cancer, a Google spokesperson said, “Considerations around power usage are much closer to the truth in this case. And note that RF limits apply even without a cellular radio.”

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