One Less Thing To Worry About

Jan 31st, 2008 | By | Category: General, iPod Accessories, iPods & Portable Media Players, Strange

A new report refutes claims that portable music players, such as Apple’s iPod, interfere with cardiac pacemakers.

Howard Bassen, a researcher with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md., led a research team that measured the magnetic fields produced by four different iPod models: a fourth-generation iPod and an iPod with video, and an iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

They also measured the voltages delivered inside the pacemaker by the magnetic fields from the iPods. All measurements indicated there would be no effects on users with cardiac pacemakers.

“Based on the observations of our in-vitro study we conclude that no interference effects can occur in pacemakers exposed to the iPods we tested,” Bassen concluded.

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  1. Gomer says:

    Sending an iPod to Dick Cheney as we speak!


  2. LindaL says:

    Maybe you could get a really powerful, super-magnetic iPod to send him?

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