As reported by BusinessWire, FeganScott, a consumer helping law firm has filed a case against Apple and Samsung accusing that few of the companies’ smartphones are emitting more radiation than prescribed by authorities in the US.
With the advent of smartphones, everyone’s evidently increasing their productivity, but not noticing the health issues coming along with it. As you can imagine, an issue from these little handsets is not just addiction, but more importantly, radiation. The range one keeps these gadgets to self could emit radio waves that are equally important for communication and to affect one’s health.
The Eye-opening Results!
As lab tested by the Federal Communications Commission, the authority has revealed that few models of popular smartphone makers as Apple and Samsung, have been emitting higher radiations than the limit set by federal authorities.
In its suit, FeganScott noted as, “Apple and Samsung smartphones have changed the way we live. Adults, teenagers and children wake up to check their email or play games and do work or school exercises on their smartphones. They carry these devices in their pockets throughout the day and literally fall asleep with them in their beds.The manufacturers told consumers this was safe, so we knew it was important to test the RF radiation exposure and see if this was true.”
The FCC’s authorized lab experimented on six different models (three each) of Apple and Samsung. These are iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S10. The test was conducted by checking their radiowaves emissions in various proximities ranging from 0-10 millilitres.
The results were eye-opening as at a range of 2 millimetres, iPhone’s 8 and Galaxy S8 has levels twice than what authorities have prescribed. And at zero range, iPhones 8’s RF levels exceeded 500% and Galaxy S8’s by 300%.
While all these were clearly violating the set norms of USA, FeganScott is actively working to justify users with alleged phone makers to pay for their users’ medical monitoring and damages.