It took two years before Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) sent our local contact, Sharon Noble, the list of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) levels of unsafe cell phones tested between 2016 and 2021 in Canada.
This is a new victory for Phonegate Alert, our international NGO, as well as for Dr. Marc Arazi who revealed the scandal in 2016. Our deepest thanks go to Sharon Noble, whose tenacity finally made it possible to communicate this important data.
Transmission of the list of 90 smartphones controlled by the Canadian authorities
Sharon’swork was made possible through the « Access to Information Act (The Act) ». In an email dated March 25, 2022, the ISED finally sent her a list of ninety tested smartphones. This number of 90 represents an annual average of about 20 tests – by comparison, France tests an average of 70 per year (i.e., barely 15% of the cell phones put on the French market!).
A large part of the cell phones tested in Canada came from manufacturers, the others were taken from the shelves of stores. Although many of the best-known brands were tested, only two smartphones from Apple were included, which, given the brand’s leading position in the North American market, seems to us to be insufficient.
Expected since 2016, the Mobi-kids study has just been published – in all discretion – on December 30, 2021, in the scientific journal Environment International. We reveal in exclusivity the serious conflicts of interest among the experts and the major role of the operator Orange in distorting the science.
The list grows to 28 cell phones dangerous to health either withdrawn or updated in France after control of regulatory exceedances of the exposure level (SAR).
➡️ Update in April of the EssentialB HeYou 40 and 60 sold by Boulanger
➡️ Only the Razer Phone 2 withdrawn in France and Denmark
➡️ Since October 2019 the French Government has still not withdrawn the more than 250 models placed on the market before June 2017 as recommended by ANSES
To date, 28 different models of cell phones dangerous to the health of users have been either withdrawn from the French market or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software. Among the latest tested with a SAR trunk “non-compliant” we find the smartphone Nokia 7 Plus (SAR 3.48 W/kg) and Sony XPERIA 5 (2.64 W/kg). The manufacturer HMD GLOBAL OY (Nokia) received a financial penalty of 7 500 euros. And very recently in March and April 2021 two smartphones sold by the distributor Boulanger (EssentielB HeYou 60 and 40) with a SAR trunk and limbs “at risk” respectively of 2.86 W/kg and 5.26 W/kg for the HeYou 60 was sanctioned for exceeding regulatory thresholds.
(….This is the second Italian appeal judgment in favour of a worker after the Brescia judgment in 2010, which concluded with the confirmation of the Supreme Court in 2012, case of Marcolini v. INAIL.
In this case, the Court of Bergamo had rejected the application in first instance.
A landmark judgment that will have international repercussions
The Romeo v. INAIL case is therefore historic. It is the first in world judicial history to have had two consecutive judgments in favour of the plaintiff. It is also historic because of the principles underlying this decision and particularly because it is written about the conflicts of interest of certain experts close to the mobile phone industry.
Conflicts of interest and the role of the ICNIRP pinpointed by the Tribunal
Indeed, the Tribunal recognizes that telephone industry-funded scientists, or members of the ICNIRP, are less reliable than independent scientists: ….)
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In a joint letter, Environmental Health Trust (EHT) and Phonegate Alert (AP) called on congressional leaders to end the failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide appropriate ways to test cellphones and to recall the millions of devices that French government and other independent assessments find emitting excessive levels of radiation.The letter included a report, “Background and facts documenting Phonegate,” detailing numerous serious shortcomings of the FCC.
The entire Phonegate Alert team wishes you and your loved ones all the best for 2020!
Thanks to your growing support, the year is starting off well with a consultation meeting scheduled for January 7th between the organisations that signed our open letter and representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the General Directorate of Enterprises and the DGCCRF.