February 11, 2019 08:08 PM
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Updated on February 11, 2019 8:08 PM

Smartphones have become essential in many of our daily activities; however, not all teams are the same. The differences are not only found in their technical characteristics, but also in other aspects such as, for example, the degree of radiation they emit.

The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection has developed a database that identifies the amount of radiation emitted by mobile phones. With this documentation, Statista statistics portal put together a list that shows the cell phones that emit the highest level of radiation.

The list was prepared taking into account the specific absorption rate (SAR), which indicates the amount of radiation absorbed by the body. The results were the following:

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As you can see, the list is dominated by the Chinese brands Xiaomi, OnePlus and ZTE, although Google, Apple, Sony and the Taiwanese ZTE also appear. Of all the equipment presented, the one with the highest SAR is Mi A1, from Xiaomi.

The list was made with data obtained by the German institution in December 2018, so the radiation levels are still valid today.

Does cellular radiation affect health?

The radiation of smartphones is considered non-ionizing, that is, very low frequency. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 25,000 articles on the biological effects and medical applications of this type of radiation have been published in the last 30 years.

The existing results do not confirm that the exposure to low intensity electromagnetic fields produces any consequence for health. However, knowledge about biological effects has some gaps that require more research, says the WHO.

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