Fda consumer update – LG TE365 User Manual

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y Guidelines

FDA Consumer Update

The U.S. Food and Drug

Administration Centre for Devices and

Radiological Health Consumer Update

on Mobile Phones.
1. Do wireless phones pose a health


The available scientific evidence

does not show that any health

problems are associated with using

wireless phones. There is no proof,

however, that wireless phones are

absolutely safe. Wireless phones

emit low levels of radio frequency

energy (RF) in the microwave range

while being used. They also emit

very low levels of RF when in the

standby mode. Whereas high levels

of RF can produce health effects

(by heating tissue), exposure to

low level RF that does not produce

heating effects causes no known

adverse health effects. Many studies

of low level RF exposures have

not found any biological effects.

Some studies have suggested that

some biological effects may occur,

but such findings have not been

confirmed by additional research.

In some cases, other researchers

have had difficulty in reproducing

those studies, or in determining the

reasons for inconsistent results.

2. What is the FDA’s role concerning

the safety of wireless phones?

Under the law, the FDA does not

review the safety of radiation

emitting consumer products such

as wireless phones before they can

be sold, as it does with new drugs

or medical devices. However, the

agency has authority to take action

if wireless phones are shown to emit

radio frequency energy (RF) at a

level that is hazardous to the user. In

such a case, the FDA could require

the manufacturers of wireless

phones to notify users of the health

hazard and to repair, replace, or

recall the phones so that the hazard

no longer exists.

Although the existing scientific

data do not justify FDA regulatory

actions, the FDA has urged the

wireless phone industry to take

a number of steps, including the