The specifications for each mobile phone the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) this acronym hides the electromagnetic energy that is absorbed by the tissues of the human body in one second and characterizes the level of harmful impact of the gadget on the body. In Europe and the USA have different rules — 2 W/kg for 10 g of tissue 1.6 W/kg for 1 gram of tissue, respectively.

In the U.S. certification of the phones is the Federal communications Commission (FCC), which States that set their standard is much lower than the rate at which the radiation from smart phones may begin to have a detrimental impact on human rights. But the authors of the Chicago Tribune found out that the real situation may be much worse than the declared situation.

In a certified lab FCC RF Exposure Lab in San Marcos, California, was tested 11 models of smartphones: the iPhone four (iPhone 7, 8, 8 and X Plus), Samsung Galaxy three (S8, S9 and J3), three Motorola (e5, e5 and g6 Play Play) and the BLU Vivo 5 Mini. Each was placed in 2, 5, 10 or 15 millimeters from the mixture of sugar, water and salt, simulating the human body, and measure the level of impact of the gadget using a series of sensors.

The study showed that the iPhone 7 at a distance of 2 mm from body shows SAR 2-4 times above the safe value and the worst result was shown by the Samsung Galaxy S8 with the figure of 8.22 W/kg, which is five times above the maximum permissible level of electromagnetic radiation.

The FCC noted that methods of tests of the Chicago Tribune is not as comprehensive as the tests for the certification of gadgets, but promised in the near future to repeat the tests a number of its smartphones. If you need to change the SAR parameters for entering the market of standard phones 5G in the organization not see.

“Available scientific evidence to date does not confirm the adverse effects on human health due to electromagnetic radiation phones at or even below the current SAR standards”, — said the Director of the Center for devices and radiological health office for sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines of the USA Jeffrey Shuren.

Apple did not comment on the journalistic results of measurements, Samsung announced that all their smartphones fully meet all current U.S. requirements for mobile phones.

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