TECH NEWS – French regulators on Tuesday ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 12 because it emits too much electromagnetic radiation.
According to ANFR, the French agency that regulates radio frequencies, tests have found that the iPhone 12 model emits more electromagnetic waves than allowed, which are prone to being absorbed by the body. Moreover, this is not the first problem with Apple phones recently. Just think what is happening with the 13 mini models.
The ANFR said that it had “ordered Apple to remove the iPhone 12 from the French market from September 12 due to the model exceeding the limit” for electromagnetic waves absorbed by the body.
According to the ANFR, accredited laboratories found a body absorption of 5.74 watts per kilogram of electromagnetic energy in tests simulating holding the phone in the hand or pocket. According to the European standard, the specific absorption rate for such tests is 4.0 watts/kilogram.
“Concerning phones already sold, Apple must, in the briefest of delays, take corrective measures to bring the affected phones into compliance,” according to a statement posted on the ANFR website. “Otherwise, Apple will have to recall them.”
The ANFR noted that tests measuring electromagnetic radiation absorbed at a distance of five centimetres met the limit of 2.0 watts/kilogram. The ANFR said that its agents will check from Wednesday that iPhone 12 models are no longer offered for sale in France. When contacted by AFP, Apple did not immediately comment.
Regulators in many countries limit the amount of electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones to prevent harmful health effects.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says on its website that, following a number of studies, “no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.” Better safe than sorry, of course…