A study proving that the radiation level of iPhones and Galaxy far exceeds the legal limit has prompted consumers to file complaints.
A lawsuit against Apple and Samsung has been filed in California District Court. The plaintiffs are asking the court to order the two builders to pay for medical follow-up, as well as damages, the amount of which has not been specified.
The American newspaper Chicago Tribune published a survey on the level of radiation of smartphones. Of the eleven phones tested, from Apple, Samsung, Motorola and BLU, the results were unequivocal: the four iPhone 7, X, 8 and 8 Plus, and the three Samsung S9, S8 and J3, showed levels of radiation well above the legal standard determined by the FCC, the US Federal Communications Commission.
For iPhones, the recorded radio frequency level was more than double the legal limit. And it was even worse for Samsung. According to Chicago Tribune tests, the Galaxy S8 emits 8.22 W / kg, five times more than the FCC recommended level of 1.6 W / kg.
To build a strong case, the law firm representing the two class actions, FeganScot, hired an FCC-accredited lab to perform tests on Apple and Samsung smartphones. Tests which confirmed the observations made by the American newspaper: the phones of the two manufacturers emit radiofrequency radiation much higher than those recommended by the authorities.
“Apple and Samsung smartphones have changed the way we live. Adults, teens and children wake up to check email, play games, or work out at school on their smartphones. They carry these devices in their pockets throughout the day and literally fall asleep with them in their beds, ”said Beth Fegan, the lawyer in charge of the case. “Manufacturers told consumers it was safe, so we knew it was important to test for exposure to radio frequency radiation and see if it was true. This is not true. Independent results confirm that radiofrequency radiation levels far exceed the federal exposure limit, with exceedances of up to 500 percent when phones are used the way Apple and Samsung encourage us. Consumers deserve to know the truth ”.
It remains to be seen whether the complaint will result in a judgment in favor of consumers.