Did you know that the smartphones have associated a level of radiation that can be harmful to health? Hence, there are some recommendations that should be taken seriously by the smartphone users. Currently, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the most radioactive device of today.
Don’t Hold Your iPhone 7 To Your Head, Says Apple
Smartphones have associated a level of radiation that can be harmful to health. Although not exactly be a conclusive study on the effects of smartphones radiation, there are some recommendations that should be taken seriously by the smartphone users.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the most radioactive device of today and the tech giant Apple itself advises its all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users simply to keep the iPhone 7 away from the head.
As the tech giant Apple says that “The iPhone has been examined and appears “applicable limits” for RF exposure, but obviously, that’s not good enough to hold the phone against your head”.
Hence, you have to simply read on to find out whether your smartphone is affected by this report or not and what measures you should take to be safe while making any calls.
The specific absorption rate (SAR) measures the rate at which the body absorbs RF energy. The SAR limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram in countries with the limit calculated in 1 gram of tissue and 2 watts per kilogram in countries with the limit calculated in 10 grams of tissue.
The highest SAR values are as follows:
iPhone 7 – Model A1778
1.6 W/kg (over 1 g) SAR Limit
2.0 W/kg (over 10 g) SAR Limit
iPhone 7 Plus – Model A1784
1.6 W/kg (> 1g) SAR limit
2.0 W/kg (> 10g) SAR limit
In information published on its official website, Apple recommends its all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users simply to keep the iPhone 7 away from the head (long), as well as they also recommend that users should use speakerphone mode or headphones / earphones.
“To reduce exposure to RF energy, use a hands-free option, such as speakerphone functionality, including headphones or other similar accessories”.
Apple also recommends that the loading device is performed at a minimum distance of 5 mm from the wearer’s body. The Cupertino company also alert to the use of metal covers that can influence the performance of the issuance and compliance of RF standards.
“Load the iPhone at a minimum distance of 5 mm from the body to ensure exposure levels remain within or below the tested limits”.