Humans have a funny habit of adopting new materials and tech advancements at the drop of a hat, making them commonplace, and then finding out later that there are serious health risks involved. Some examples from recent history include lead paint, asbestos, radium, tanning booths and tobacco.
That's one reason a lot of people are being cautious about the latest advancements that lead to high levels of human contact like cellphones and wearable computers. And while healthy caution is good, sometimes people go a little overboard.
Such was the case recently with New York Times writer Nick Bilton, who made the scary claim that wearable technology, such as smartwatches, are just as bad for you as cigarettes. His case mainly rested on the existence of cellphone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radiation, and a few disturbing studies.
Critics have since pointed out that there are a lot more studies Bilton didn't cite that show there's no link between this type of radiation and cancer. So, who's right?