French government asks the European Commission for new SAR based on real life use of the mobile phone

As already presented the present SAR for mobile phones is based on a distance of 5 mm between the phone and body (skin). The real situation for most persons is no distance (0 mm). According to Microwave News the French government asks for new SAR measurements based on real-life situation, see excerpts. For more details see Microwave News:

On October 25, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health issued a statement with these key points:                   

  1. France will ask the European Commission to reinforce the requirements for new mobile phones put on the market. As recommended by the National Agency for Safety, Environment and Labor (ANSES), the Government will request that the approval tests be carried out in contact with the apparatus, and not 5 mm away as is currently the case. This will be more representative of actual exposures;
  2. The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) will develop tools to improve user information:
  • The mobile application “Open Barres” will be completed by the end of the year to allow each user to know the emissions of his mobile phone model;
  • The recommended usage distance will also be indicated on the ANFR website, which already cites distances for the telephones checked, as well as the “Open Barres” application. If there is cooperation from manufacturers, they will be available by the end of the year.

3. The Government will bring together major manufacturers to take voluntary steps to update the software of their models already on the market, before the adoption of recent, more restrictive emission standards;
4. ANFR’s monitoring of products placed on the market will be increased by 30% in 2020.

This situation is explored also by Phonegate Alert:

As described the measurements so far have caused retraction of mobile phones from the market or upgrading of the software. Dr Marc Arazi presented the following results at the International Public Symposium, Mainz, Germany, October 6, 2019 (with courtesy).



French Health Agency recommends reduced cell phone radiation exposure

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health (ANSES) has during two years work updated their evaluation of health effects from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). It is stated that there is evidence for biological effects both in animals and humans. Also an increased risk for brain tumours has been shown in some studies after long-term use of mobile phones.

It is concluded that:

Given this information, and against a background of rapid development of technologies and practices, ANSES recommends limiting the population’s exposure to radiofrequencies – in particular from mobile phones – especially for children and intensive users, and controlling the overall exposure that results from relay antennas.”

The report can be found here.

It has also been commented by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.