Chicago Tribune reports radiation emitted by some Apple and other smart phones exceeds government safety limits

Radiofrequency radiation exposure from the iPhone 7 — one of the most popular smartphones ever sold — measured over the legal safety limit and more than double what Apple reported to federal regulators from its own testing.

The Chigaco Tribune tested three more brand-new iPhone 7s at full power, and these phones also measured over the exposure limit.

After reviewing the lab reports from the Chicago Tribune’s tests,the FCC said it would take the rare step of conducting its own testing over the next couple of months. “We take seriously any claims on non-compliance with the RF (radiofrequency) exposure standards and will be obtaining and testing the subject phones for compliance with FCC rules,” agency spokesman Neil Grace said.

Sam Roe is a Chicago Tribune journalist who was part of a team of reporters that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for an examination of hazardous toys and other children’s products. Roe also has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist four times.

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE AUG 21, 2019 https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-cell-phone-radiation-testing-methodology–20190821-whddrljk6fbmxoqh25u5t7lkb4-story.html

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A visitor to Millennium Park in Chicago talks on a cellphone. “I don’t think anyone anticipated the smartphone and how it would become so integral to our lives,” said California cellphone expert Joel Moskowitz. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)