Are you afraid of radiation? These Apple and Samsung smartphones may not be for you

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A lawsuit has been filed in the US

The SAR of a given smartphone model indicates how quickly the energy radiated by a smartphone is absorbed by the human body. We recently published one of the newer rankings from which you could find out which smartphones have the highest SAR. I reminded then that the SAR norm in the European Union is 2 W / kg, and in the United States – 1.6 W / kg. It turns out that Americans have serious doubts about the amount of radiation emissions for smartphones Samsung and Apple.

FeganScott law firm has filed a lawsuit against the abovementioned manufacturers for allegedly exceeding federal radiation limits. According to lawyers, the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 exceed the radiation standard determined by FCC twice. This is exceeded three times when measured at a distance of 2 millimeters from the body. Galaxy S8 in contact with the body is to exceed the norm three times, and iPhone 8 up to 5 times.

Lawyers do not provide the name of the organization responsible for the measurements, but FeganScott argues that it is an FCC accredited company. Her measurements are clearly in opposition to the measurements taken at the request of the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection, in which both smartphones were within the norms. It should be noted that the other smartphones in the test – iPhone 7+, iPhone XR and Galaxy S8 did not exceed US standards.

"Manufacturers told consumers that devices are safe, so we knew it was important to test the radiation and see if it's true", says Beth Fegan, managing partner of FeganScott. "This is not true. Independent results confirm that radiation levels far exceed the federal limit, sometimes by up to 500 percent – when phones are used in the way Apple and Samsung encourage us. Consumers deserve to know the truth."

Apple and Samsung have not yet commented on the matter.

Are high-radiation smartphones really dangerous to human health? Previous studies have not yet shown such a relationship, but remember that smartphones have been in widespread use for only about two decades.

Source: FeganScott