ANSES publishes its expertise on exposure to mobile phones worn close to the body.
When worn very close to the body, smartphones can pose a health hazard. This is why in its opinion, ANSES recommends tightening up standards to protect users.
Are the waves emitted by our smartphones dangerous for health? Yes, according to the conclusions of an ANSES report published on Monday on the effects of "exposure to mobile phones worn close to the body". Some cell phones need to be taken out of service, or at least updated, because they emit too much waves and exceed the latest standards when carried in the pocket of a jacket or pants. The health agency did not disclose the number or name of the affected models, but it recommends that measures be taken so that users are no longer exposed to high levels when the phones are worn close to the body.
Do not carry these devices too close to the body!
In the meantime, ANSES recommends against carrying these devices too close to the body. In arriving at these recommendations, ANSES took into account "the potentially high exposures when phones are placed very close to the body" and "the uncertainties that remain about the possible long-term health effects" of the waves emitted by the phones.
Between 2017 and 2019, ANFR "detected 16 phones that did not comply with the new regulations", with a SAR greater than 2W / kg at 5mm distance.
Jeans, shirt or jacket pocket: many people keep their smartphone close to them, less than 5 mm from their body. This is why ANSES advocates further tightening the regulations, "so that measurements (...) of the "SAR "of mobile phones are carried out in contact with the body".