Law firm FeganScott has filed a lawsuit against Apple and Samsung for allegedly exceeding the federal RF radiation limit with the iPhone and Galaxy S8, respectively.
The firm hired a third-party lab to determine the level of RF radiation generated by devices manufactured by the two companies.
While specifics aren’t provided, FeganScott says in a press release that in some cases, the limit is exceeded by 500 percent. The maximum radiation level allowed by the FCC is 1.6 watts per kilogram averaged over one gram of tissue.
The law firm explains that when tested for RF radiation at two milometers away from the body, iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 emitted RF radiation that was twice the federal exposure limit. At zero milometers, Galaxy S8 was three times over the limit, while iPhone 8 exceeded the maximum allowed level by 500 percent.
Smartphones tested in “actual use conditions”
The name of the organization that performed the tests hasn’t been disclosed in the press release, but FeganScott says it’s an “industry-recognized lab” accredited by the FCC.
The tested devices are iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S10.
“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,” Beth Fegan, managing partner of FeganScott, says. “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.”
“The emails and calls from concerned consumers have increased as more research comes to light, and it is our goal to show that Apple and Samsung were aware of the alarmingly high radiation levels when their products arrived on the market.”
Neither Apple nor Samsung commented on the lawsuit, but I have reached out to both and will update the article if an answer is offered.