Back in August, a test conducted by the Chicago Tribune suggested that phones made by Apple and Samsung had exceeded legal radiation levels for electronic products. In fact, a lawsuit was recently filed against both companies because of that, leading to the FCC to take a deeper look into the issues.
However, it seems that devices made by Apple and Samsung have since proven to be safe and within the legal radiation levels set by the FCC. This is according to a tweet by Bloomberg in which the FCC has found that devices made by both companies did not violate agency rules on maximum RF exposure levels.
In a statement previously released by Apple, the company had disputed the report in which they said, “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.”
JUST IN: The FCC says recent tests of mobile devices like the iPhone and Galaxy didn’t violate agency rules on maximum radiofrequency exposure levels.
An Aug. 21 Chicago Tribune report claimed that its own testing found excess levels of radiofrequency levels in these devices pic.twitter.com/caLNxXgkDw
— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) December 19, 2019
It looks like the matter has since been resolved with the FCC officially stating that these devices are essentially safe. So if you were worried about the radiation levels, it looks like you’re good.