Tencent Technology News, according to foreign media reports, two days ago, a US newspaper commissioned a professional research and investigation found that many modern mobile phones, including the new Apple mobile phone, do not meet the radio frequency electromagnetic radiation standards, and on August 23, Apple and Samsung Electronics have been subject to class action by US consumers for exposure to RF radiation damage and related issues.
According to foreign media reports, on Friday, many consumers filed a complaint with the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff claimed that the RF radiation designed and manufactured by Apple and Samsung Electronics exceeded the US government (Federal Communications Commission) regulations. s level.
In addition, the plaintiff also pointed out that the case also pointed out that there are problems with the marketing materials of the smart phones of the two companies, claiming that their mobile phones meet the requirements of the regulatory authorities. In addition, neither company has issued a consumer warning about the possible negative health effects of high RF electromagnetic radiation.
“With the support of hundreds of scientists around the world, many recent scientific publications show that the level of RF electromagnetic radiation affects organisms is much lower than most international and national guidelines,” wrote the indictment. , “Influence includes increased cancer risk, cellular communication stress, increased free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes in the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on overall human well-being. ”
The main basis for the plaintiff's lawsuit was the “American Radio Frequency Exposure Laboratory”, which represented the results of an independent study conducted by the US media mentioned above.
A research report released on Wednesday pointed out that a number of mobile phones, including the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X and the recently launched Samsung Electronics Galaxy series of smartphones, exceeded the limits imposed by the US federal government in a number of electromagnetic radiation tests. .
The plaintiff pointed out that Apple "masks any risks by distorting the security of smartphones" and misleads consumers by not informing consumers of the potential adverse effects of exposure to RF radiation from Apple's mobile phones.
The indictment states that Apple has previously published radio frequency electromagnetic radiation exposure information, including specific absorption rates (SAR), for public inspection, and provides recommendations to determine the closest distance a user should carry the device. However, the company stopped publishing such information after the release of the iPhone 7.
In a statement sent to the US media, Apple questioned the conclusions of the study, saying it was inaccurate because the test setup did not meet the necessary procedures for properly evaluating the iPhone model.
Apple argues that all Apple phone models, including the iPhone 7, are fully certified by the US Federal Communications Commission and are common in all other countries that sell Apple phones.
The company added that after careful review and subsequent validation of all Apple phone models tested in reports published by the US media, Apple confirmed that it complies with all applicable electromagnetic radiation exposure guidelines and restrictions.
The application for the lawsuit is classified as a class action, and the relevant consumers can join the lawsuit and demand a claim. The types of plaintiffs include the owners of iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone X, as well as the owners of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 phones.
The plaintiff's attorney is Chicago lawyer Beth · Fagan and Timothy · A· Scott, is a partner at Chicago-based Fegan Scott.
The law firm said in a statement on Thursday that the US media could bring together a group of experts and come up with such convincing findings that mobile phone manufacturers may be interested in hiding their knowledge of electromagnetic radiation. , "This may be Chernobyl in the mobile phone industry, and everything is covered up." ”
It is reported that after the publication of the research report by the US media, the US Federal Communications Commission is also required to test the smart phone equipment whose radio frequency electromagnetic radiation is not up to standard.
As a requirement of this consumer class action lawsuit, the plaintiff requested the court to issue a restraining order for violations, and the relevant manufacturers provided damages to consumers, including medical monitoring fees, compensation and illegally earned income. (Tencent Technology Review / Cheng Hao)