Fegan Scott Launches Investigation over Troubling Research Showing Radiation Risk from Millions of Cell Phones

“This could be the Chernobyl of the cell phone industry, cover-up and all”

CHICAGO–Today the class-action law firm Fegan Scott announced it has launched an investigation regarding recently released research that questions the safety of some of the most popular and widely used cell phones.

“The fact that the Chicago Tribune can convene a group of experts and develop such convincing findings shows that the phone manufacturers may be intentionally hiding what they know about radiation output. ”

The research, conducted by The Chicago Tribune and an independent laboratory hired by the newspaper, shows that cell phones including the iPhone 7, X, 8 and 8+ among others, emit as much as twice the amount of radiation as the phones’ manufacturers claim.

“If we found that produce sold in grocery stores contained twice the levels of pesticides as the law allows, we would be up in arms, demanding the products be pulled from the shelf – this is no different,” said Beth Fegan, managing partner of Fegan Scott. “In this case, we know the cell phone radiation is dangerous, but the terrifying part is that we don’t know how dangerous, especially to kids’ brain development.”

Fegan also noted that research strongly suggests that cell phone manufacturers knew – or should have known – that the radiation levels were well above what they were claiming. “The fact that the Chicago Tribune can convene a group of experts and develop such convincing findings shows that the phone manufacturers may be intentionally hiding what they know about radiation output.

“This could be the Chernobyl of the cell phone industry, cover-up and all,” Fegan noted.

Owners or users of Apple iPhone 7, X, 8 and 8+, Samsung Galaxy S9, S8 and J3, and Motorola Moto e5 and G6 could be affected.

To learn more about the investigation or to receive updates, please email

Fegan Scott is a class-action law firm that serves consumers in issues regarding product liability and related issues, including cases against Apple and other cell phone-related businesses. Under managing partner Beth Fegan, consumers and others have received more than $1 billion through her work as a consumer advocate.

Apple and Samsung facing class action suit due to handset RF radiation emissions


Apple and Samsung are about to face a class action suit. In court documents filed last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the smartphone giants are accused of exceeding the legal RF emission limits set forth by the Federal Communications Commission.

In the class-action suit, it reads: “Numerous recent scientific publications, supported by hundreds of scientists worldwide, have shown that RF radiation exposure affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.”

Also, the class action complaint said: “Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.”

The defendants of the class action suit are being sued for “negligence, breach of warranty, consumer fraud, and unjust enrichment, seeking actual damages, the costs of medical monitoring, restitution and injunctive relief.”

One of the lawyers from the firm handling the class plaintiffs, Beth Fegan said: “The fact that the Chicago Tribune can convene a group of experts and develop such convincing findings shows that the phone manufacturers may be intentionally hiding what they know about radiation output.”

The class suit against Samsung and Apple was filed after results of an independent study commissioned by the Chicago Tribune was published last Wednesday.

The Chicago Tribune paid for the smartphone test conducted last year. It was performed by an accredited California-based company called RF Exposure Lab. The laboratory is one of the few SAR testing labs in the United States.

The newspaper’s commission to test the smartphones were not meant to rank them according to safety. There were only a total of 11 smartphone models subjected to the testing.

In its report, the Chicago Tribune said: “The Federal Communications Commission, which is responsible for regulating phones, states on its website that if a cellphone has been approved for sale, the device “will never exceed” the maximum allowable exposure limit.

Based on the series of tests conducted, exposure from certain devices like Apple’s iPhone7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X has exceeded the limits federally mandated. Samsung Galaxy phones like S8, S9, and J3 also eclipsed the limits. There were also tests done on three Motorola phones and one Vivo smartphone.

In one of the testing phases, all the phones were situated at the same distance as where their manufacturers positioned them in their tests. The distance was usually between 5 to 15 millimeters.

However, a second phase was requested by the Chicago Tribune. According to the second test results, the Samsung Galaxy 8 recorded the highest radiation of 8.22. This was followed by Apple’s iPhone 7 with its 7.15 score. The distance of the standard test was done 2 millimeters away from the body.

When companies test their new phones for compliance, they are allowed to set the phones up to 25 millimeters away from the body. This all depends on how the device will be used.

In response to the test results that the Chicago Tribune has reported, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that it would conduct its testing over the next couple of months.

“We take seriously any claims on non-compliance with the RF (radio frequency) exposure standards and will be obtaining and testing the subject phones for compliance with FCC rules,” said FCC spokesman Neil Grace.

In response to the test results shared by the Chicago Tribune, Apple has questioned the findings. The tech giant said that the testing done by the laboratory was not the proper way to assess their iPhones.

Apple has yet to say what they specifically found wrong with the Chicago Tribune commissioned test. It also did not share the steps their phones undergo to test their radiofrequency radiation levels.

Based on Apple’s response, the Chicago Tribune requested for another round of tests to be done on the iPhones. For the iPhone 7, it still registered above the safety limit. The iPhone 8, on the other hand, had a new result. In the first test, its measurement was over the limit. However, in the new results, it came under the standard safety level.

The new test results were forwarded to Apple but they have declined a request for an interview and asked the Chicago Tribune send their questions instead.

READ COURT DOCUMENTS: Case 5:19-cv-05322 Document 1

[Press Release] Revelation of the Chicago Tribune on the tests of the most popular cell phones in the United States

Apple and Samsung sued over ‘cancer risk’ from cell phone radiation



THE PHONEGATE ALERT ASSOCIATION- FRANCE  “Our priority is to protect the health of the billions of daily users who have been overexposed for more than 20 years on  their mobile phones and to help defend victims and patients from the consequences of manufacturers’ deception.”

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