Is your phone emitting less radiation? Find out on this list
Lance Harper – Cellphone Safety and Protection
Having currently exposed the current phones which give off the most radiation, this chart looks at the opposite end of the scale. While definitive longitudinal research study on the results of cellular phone radiation is still challenging to come by, for those wanting to decrease the dangers, this list may work.
The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) has a detailed database of smartphones – brand-new and old – and the level of radiation they discharge when held to the ear during a call.
Following the criteria set for this chart (see footnotes), the smart device developing the lowest level of radiation is the Samsung Galaxy Note8 – with a particular absorption rate of 0.17 watts per kilogram. Samsung handsets also include prominently, with half of the leading ten originating from the South Korean company. This contrasts starkly with their primary rival Apple. Two iPhones occupy a location in the list of phones which discharge the most radiation, compared to none from Samsung.
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While there is no universal guideline for a ‘safe’ level of phone radiation, the German certification for environmental friendliness ‘Der Blaue Engel’ (Blue Angel) licenses phones which have a specific absorption rate of fewer than 0.60 watts per kg. All of the phones featured here are well under this standard.