The OCU requests the withdrawal of the sale of the iPhone 12 in Spain, as has already happened in France. In addition, it requires that the radiation problem be corrected by updating the software for all units in operation, which are quite a few.
The question is in the air: Is it safe to continue using an Apple iPhone 12? This Apple smartphone has been the subject of controversy in France, where the authorities have temporarily stopped its sale. The reason? According to the National Frequency Agency (ANFR), the device exceeds the limits of electromagnetic absorption of the human body. Should we be worried?
What happened in France? The French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) stopped sales of the iPhone 12 because it exceeds the radiation limits allowed in the EU. The ANFR found that the iPhone 12 emits waves with an electromagnetic energy absorption of 5.74 watts per kilogram, exceeding the European limit of 4 watts per kilogram.
The OCU (Organization of Consumers and Users) has echoed the matter: “Given the doubts and alarm raised by this fact, we ask the Spanish and European authorities to review and confirm the emissions of the terminal and those of the other mobile phones that currently on the market,” says the organization.
In its statement, the OCU adds that it first requests the withdrawal: “On September 13, we requested its temporary withdrawal until the problem is corrected, and we urge Apple to urgently and free of charge solve the excess emissions in the mobile phones that are in use”.
And after the problem with mobile phones in circulation is corrected. They demand that, as in France, the models already marketed have an update that could avoid the situation. In addition, they urge that, for the future, measurements on non-ionizing emissions from mobile phones sold in Europe be updated.
Is it safe to continue using iPhone 12 until the issue is resolved?
You may now be imagining all kinds of apocalyptic scenarios related to radiation, but you have to qualify. The OCU points out that limits are exceeded only in extremity measurements, and under very specific conditionslike when the cell phone is transmitting at maximum power.
Also, remember that The limits established in the European Union are very rigorous, “50 times smaller than the amounts that could be considered suspicious.” As a recommendation they suggest: Use headphones when talking on your cell phone, avoid talking when you are in areas with poor coverage, and prevent children from abusing your cell phone.
While The World Health Organization has found no evidence of short-term adverse radiation effects from using the iPhone 12, the current situation requires caution. The conclusion? There is no reason for total panic yet, but if you want to play it safe, it is better to use headphones and limit the use of your cell phone as long as it operates at maximum power.