A good majority of our electronic devices give off radiation, especially our phones. Presumably, they have all been tested and approved by regulatory bodies before they are put on sale, although there was a report from back in August that suggested that phones made by Apple could be exceeding those limits.

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Now according to a new report, it seems that both Apple and Samsung are facing a lawsuit when a Chicago-based law firm, Fegan Scott, accused both companies of creating smartphones that exceed the safety levels when it comes to radiofrequency radiation. The company alleges that this is based on data from tests that were conducted independently.

According to the law firm, “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. It is not true. The independent results confirm that RF radiation levels are well over the federal exposure limit, sometimes exceeding it by 500 percent, when phones are used in the way Apple and Samsung encourage us to. Consumers deserve to know the truth.”

Apple had previously disputed the claims by saying, “All ‌‌iPhone‌‌ models, including ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 7, are fully certified by the FCC and in every other country where ‌‌iPhone‌‌ is sold. After careful review and subsequent validation of all ‌‌iPhone‌‌ models tested in the (Tribune) report, we confirmed we are in compliance and meet all applicable … exposure guidelines and limits.”

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