Dec 19, 2019

FCC: iPhones Don't Emit Radiofrequency Radiation That Exceeds Safety Limits

Do iPhones emitting radiofrequency radiation that exceeded federal safety limits? According to a report published by Chicago Tribune in August, data obtained from tests conducted by an accredited lab on several smartphones, including Apple's iPhones, indicated that certain models indeed have exceeded the standards. However, FCC is claiming that Apple and Samsung smartphones did not violate the FCC's regulations on maximum radio frequency exposure levels...


In a statement, Apple have disputed the results when the report first released and stated that the test was incorrect because the test setup and it did not meet the procedures necessary to properly evaluate iPhone models. "After careful review and subsequent validation of all ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌ models tested in the report, we confirmed we are in compliance and meet all applicable exposure guidelines and limits."

Follows the statement from Apple, FCC also did an asses on how much of the radiofrequency radiation could iPhones emit. The FCC tested ‌iPhone‌ 7, iPhone‌ X, and iPhone XS using models purchased from the open market and models provided by Apple. Now, the result came up, which was different from the Chicago Tribune's findings.
All sample cell phones tested by the FCC Laboratory, both grantee-provided and FCC- purchased samples, produced maximum 1-g average SAR values less than the 1.6 W/kg limit specified in the FCC rules. Therefore, all tested sample devices comply with the FCC RF radiation exposure general population/uncontrolled limits for peak spatial-average SAR of 1.6 W/kg, averaged over any 1 gram of tissue as specified in 47 CFR Sn. 2.1093(d)(2), and these tests did not produce evidence of violations of any FCC rules regarding maximum RF exposure levels.
Interestingly, law firm Fegan Scott launched its own investigation‒draw a conclusion that its laboratory also discover that the iPhone exceeded the safety limits for radio frequency radiation. Fegan Scott filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming to use "actual use conditions" in its test, rather than "conditions set by manufacturers."

The full FCC report can be read over here (Article Link).

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