How harmful is the mobile phone radiation really?
Experts argue about the detriment of cell phone radiation. Is someone who talks on the phone a lot more at risk of developing cancer? The fact is: All smartphones emit radiation (SAR value: "Specific Absorption Rate", in German "specific absorption rate"), but the radiation intensity varies greatly from model to model. The statistic portal Statista has now summarized the current measured values of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection for conventional smartphone models in a table.
These are the smartphones with the highest radiation
The Xiaomi Mi A1 of the eponymous Chinese manufacturer is the smartphone with the highest radiation. The radiation was measured when telephoning with the device on the ear. The Xiaomi handset emits radiation at an intensity of 1.75 watts per kilogram to the human body. In second place follows the OnePlus 5T with a radiation of 1.68 watts per kilogram. And in third place is again a model of Xiaomi, the Mi Max 3 with 1.58 watts per kilogram.
No device exceeds the upper limit
Are these values questionable or even dangerous? That can not be said so flat, are still missing long-term studies. According to the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, devices with a SAR value of a maximum of 0.6 watts per kilogram are considered low-radiation. After all, this applies to 58 percent of the currently available smartphones. The highest recommended limit of the International Commission for the Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation is even 2 watts per kilogram – even the most radiation-rich mobile phones can not achieve this value. The limit has been recommended since 1998, with the German Commission on Radiological Protection and the European Commission joining in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
"In mobile radio, high-frequency electromagnetic fields are used to transmit voice or data," writes the Federal Office for Radiation Protection on its website. "When you talk on the cell phone, some of the energy in those fields is taken up in your head: for example, if you carry the cell phone with you in your trouser or shirt pocket and use a headset to make a call, the energy is absorbed by the body part whose proximity is the mobile phone. "
These are the smartphones with the least amount of radiation
At the same time, Statista has published a table with the most radiation-smart smartphones while on the phone – based on data from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Here are strikingly many models of the manufacturer Samsung, in first place is the Galaxy Note 8 with just 0.17 watts per kilogram. In second place is the ZTE Axcon Elite, in third place the LG G7.
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