Canada: 9 out of 10 cell phones exceed regulatory limits in real use

maandag, 11 juli 2022 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

Juli 5, 2022

In March 2022 after two years of waiting, the Canadian agency, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) sent to our contact, Sharon Noble, the list of test results of 90 smartphones whose SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) had been monitored between 2015 and 2021.

The SAR is an indicator supposed to protect the health of users. However, the Canadian agency had omitted to specify the SAR measurement distance between the cell phone and the body. We now understand why: according to new data (requested from the ISED, received in a letter on June 8, 2022), 9 cell phones out of 10 would far exceed the regulatory thresholds during real use of the phone in contact with the body.

In fact, during the SAR body measurement test, the contact distance was carried out at 10 mm from the skin for more than 80% of the phones tested and at 15 mm for 10% (tables below). This distance is completely unrealistic with our use, for example when a user keeps his/her phone in the pocket.

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