FDA: Apple's iPods Safe With Pacemakers

February 2008
Red Herring;2/1/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article discusses research which found that portable media players such as iPods are unlikely to interfere with heart pacemakers. It references a study by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) researcher Howard Bassen and colleagues which appeared in the journal "BioMedical Engineering OnLine." Bassen tested a variety of iPods to determine if they can produce enough amount of electromagnetic field that can interfere with the devices. The experiment has revealed that iPods could not affect cardiac pacemakers.


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