These days we are never far from our smartphones, whether it’s in our hand during their commute, lying in our pocket at work, pressed to our ear to make a call or resting on their bedside table at night but these little screens are always around. Questions have been asked about whether our close vicinity to smartphones might be hurting our health. While there is no definitive scientific research yet on the result of cell phone radiation, people who want to weigh up the possible risks should take a look at the infographic below.
The data comes from the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection which keeps a comprehensive database of smartphones and the level of radiation they release. Even though there is no universal guideline for a level of emission considered harmful, the German certificate for environmental friendship known as the Blue Angel only confirms phones with a specific absorption rate of fewer than 0.60 watts per kilogram.