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France has demanded Apple pull its iPhone 12 from shelves following reports that the device emits dangerous levels of radiation

French government officials have set off a flurry of controversy after the French government announced that Apple has been told to remove the device from shelves until it can address the fact that the device reportedly emits more radiation than allowed in the European Union.

According to France’s National Frequency Agency, the government has an issue with Apple’s flagship 12 devices. The National Agency claims that the phone emits more radiation than is currently allowable under law in the European Union. In recent years, the European Union in recent years has taken dramatic measures to make mobile phones and chargers more environmentally friendly.

As a whole the agency has “demanded that Apple withdraw the iPhone 12 from the French market, effective 12 September 2023, as measures show the specific absorption rate exceeds the set limits.” The agency pointed out numerous times that the radiation level from the device found in tests is illegal under current law.

The agency also ruled that Apple must take the appropriate measures to bring already in-use iPhone 12s by the public to proper standards. Failure to do so, Apple will have to recall the devices entirely.

Should consumers worry? The World Health Organization has addressed this.

“To date, and after much research performed, no adverse health effect has been causally linked with exposure to wireless technologies,” according to the World Health Organization. “Provided that the overall exposure remains below international guidelines, no consequences for public health are anticipated.”

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