Law Firm Capitalizes on Reports Apple's iPhones Exceeded Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Levels in Some Tests

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A report yesterday from The Chicago Tribune suggested Apple's iPhones were emitting radiofrequency radiation beyond federal safety limits following independent lab testing, and now, a law firm is capitalizing on that report and has announced the launch of an investigation into the claims.

Fegan Scott, a Chicago-based law firm, has not yet levied a lawsuit against Apple, and it's not clear what "investigation" will be conducted. Beth Fegan, a managing partner, said that "this could be the Chernobyl of the cell phone industry, cover-up and all."

"If we found that produce sold in grocery stores contained twice the levels of pesticides as the law allows, we would be up in arms, demanding the products be pulled from the shelf - this is no different," said Beth Fegan, managing partner of Fegan Scott. "In this case, we know the cell phone radiation is dangerous, but the terrifying part is that we don't know how dangerous, especially to kids' brain development."
Fegan went on to claim that research suggests that cell phone manufacturers "knew or should have known" that radiation levels were well above claims, despite no evidence.
The fact that the Chicago Tribune can convene a group of experts and develop such convincing findings shows that the phone manufacturers may be intentionally hiding what they know about radiation output.
The Chicago Tribune's investigation contracted an accredited lab to test several smartphones according to federal guidelines. The testing facility found that some of Apple's iPhones emitted radiofrequency radiation beyond the legal safety limits, and in some cases, double what Apple reported to federal regulators.

The iPhone 7 was the worst performer, measuring well over the federal radiofrequency radiation limits across multiple tests, but higher than expected levels were also detected from the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. Smartphones from other companies like Motorola and Samsung were also tested with similar over-limit results.

Apple told The Chicago Tribune that testing had not been conducted properly and was not "in accordance with procedures necessary to properly assess the iPhone models." Apple also said that it re-tested the smartphones and confirmed its devices meet all exposure guidelines.
"All iPhone models, including iPhone 7, are fully certified by the FCC and in every other country where iPhone is sold," the statement said. "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."
In response to the report, the United States Federal Communications Commission said that it will be doing its own retesting of smartphones in the coming months.

Fegan Scott provides no other details on the upcoming investigation or what testing will be done to verify the claims made by both The Chicago Tribune and Apple and other cell phone manufacturers. Those interested in learning more, says the law firm, can send an email with contact information.

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"we know cell phone radiation is dangerous" - we do? Based on what scientific findings? Would love to see the study that is peer reviewed and accepted by the scientific community as sound.
I don’t think there enough data to tell how harmful these devices are. It could take decades to know the health risks.
 
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Even if true, who cares. People are stupid without any brain issue, let alone with cell phones. Again, events prove that these predator lawyers are just garbage people. I'm going to die anyway, glad to have it from my cell phone.
 

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"we know cell phone radiation is dangerous" - we do? Based on what scientific findings? Would love to see the study that is peer reviewed and accepted by the scientific community as sound.
Ya, long-term exposure can definitely be dangerous, but so is laying under the Sun for 8 hours a day. The Sun gives off radiation in every frequency known to man, but our atmosphere filters out most of it before we are exposed to it.

What's disgusting is that people with no real understanding of this enters misinformation into the marketplace in order to stir up FUD so they can create a case against Apple. Capitalists, the wrong kind.
 

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Look at what happens when Boeing is allowed to certify their own products on behalf of the FAA.

If you leave it to the manufacturer as the FCC does, some will play dirty.
Thank you!!!!!!!! No one seems to want to understand that Boeing is so screwed by their actions on this plane issue. The phone thing doesn't' matter because we all get to decide if we want to use a cell phone.

*note- someone edited this from the site. What you say here may not be what people see!
 
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I don’t think there enough data to tell how harmful these devices are. It could take decades to know the health risks.
EMF radiation from Cell phone antennas have been linked to cancer causing tumors in the body as well as decreased immune system function. a Google search of Ebsco academic journal search will connect you to the current literature. The only unknown is how much exposure is required, this is due to cell phone technology being relatively new in terms of studying prolonged use.