Older Smartphones Emit Almost 5 Times More Radiation than the Permitted Levels Set by FCC

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Smartphone radiations have always been one of the major concerns of people when it comes to purchasing smartphones, and it indeed must be, considering the possible health risks from radiation exposure. Well, a report from Chicago Tribune has brought in some shocking results that might be a hard pill to swallow for most of us.

According to the investigation and testing done by the Chicago Tribune, it has been observed that older smartphones emit radiations that are almost five times more than the levels permitted by the FCC.

The shocking fact about the report is that a lot of flagship smartphones from Apple and Samsung are on the list. Chicago Tribune conducted tests on 11 smartphone models which included the iPhone 7,iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy J3, Motorola E5, Motorola E5 Play, Motorola G6 Play, and BLU Vivo 5 Mini.

The maximum SAR value set by the FCC is 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6W/kg). It is worth noting that Samsung Galaxy S8 emitted the most amount of radiations and stood at 8.22W/kg. Other devices from Samsung followed the lead and the iPhone 7 emitted about four times the maximum limit set by FCC.

In response to the report by the Chicago Tribune, the FCC has stated that they will be conducting their own tests to cross-verify the claims of the report. We will get to know the complete picture when the FCC releases its test results.

So, what do you think of these findings? Do you own one of the smartphones used in the test? Let us know in the comments.

VIA Softpedia
SOURCE Chicago Tribune
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  • Rajendra Vishwakarma says:

    My mobile is 5 years old. Whenever I use the mobile, I have felt that my head starts falling from one side.

  • Robert says:

    I googled the radiation effect of older phones and that’s how I landed here. I have a three and a half year old Techno Spark 3 smart phone and whenever it’s charging while powered, I get these dizzying headaches.

  • Lorena says:

    I found this article because I have had burning and tingling sensation in my hands after cell phone use. The pain continues for hours after use. I am using an iPhone 7. How concerning to find out my phone emits 4 times the allowable RF levels.

    • Richard Keller says:

      People known as targeted individuals on Twitter Facebook and around the world are all hearing voices ears are popping ringing in the ears. Driving them all into mental health problems. Do these stem from the higher radiation levels of the older phones and is being covered up instead of dealt with like it’s supposed to be

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