France has asked Apple to halt iPhone 12 sales in the country and repair existing phones because they emit too much electromagnetic radiation.

ANFR, the French organization that regulates radio frequencies, found in tests that the amount of electromagnetic waves emitted by the phone, which are prone to be absorbed by the body, is more than allowed.

In a statement made by ANFR, it was stated that Apple was ordered to remove the iPhone 12 from the French market as of September 12 due to "the model exceeding the limit of electromagnetic absorption by the body".

It was stated that 5.74 watts per kilogram of electromagnetic energy was absorbed by the body when the phone was held in the hand or pocket.

It was emphasized that the standard set across Europe in such tests is the absorption level of 4.0 watts per kilogram.

"With regard to phones already sold, Apple needs to take corrective measures to make the affected phones compatible as soon as possible. Otherwise Apple will be forced to recall them," ANFR said.

On the other hand, ANFR noted that tests measuring electromagnetic radiation absorbed at a distance of five centimeters complied with the limit of 2.0 watts per kilogram.

Regulatory bodies in some countries, such as France, can impose limits on the amount of electromagnetic radiation that mobile phones can emit to prevent adverse health effects.

The World Health Organization, on the other hand, states that "no adverse health effects of mobile phone use have been identified" as a result of numerous studies.