LG TE365 User Manual

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y Guidelines

Base stations are thus not the subject

of the safety questions discussed in

this document.
3. What kinds of phones are the

subject of this update?

The term ‘wireless phone’ refers

here to handheld wireless phones

with built-in antennas, often called

‘cell’, ‘mobile’, or ‘PCS’ phones.

These types of wireless phones

can expose the user to measurable

radiofrequency energy (RF) because

of the short distance between

the phone and the user’s head.

These RF exposures are limited by

FCC safety guidelines that were

developed with the advice of the

FDA and other federal health and

safety agencies. When the phone

is located at greater distances from

the user, the exposure to RF is

drastically lower because a person’s

RF exposure decreases rapidly with

increasing distance from the source.

The so-called ‘cordless phones,’

which have a base unit connected

to the telephone wiring in a house,

typically operate at far lower

power levels, and thus produce RF

exposures far below the FCC safety


4. What are the results of the

research done already?

The research done thus far has

produced conflicting results, and

many studies have suffered from

flaws in their research methods.

Animal experiments investigating

the effects of radiofrequency

energy (RF) exposures characteristic

of wireless phones have yielded

conflicting results that often cannot

be repeated in other laboratories. A

few animal studies, however, have

suggested that low levels of RF

could accelerate the development

of cancer in laboratory animals.

However, many of the studies

that showed increased tumor

development used animals that

had been genetically engineered

or treated with cancer causing

chemicals so as to be predisposed

to develop cancer in the absence

of RF exposure. Other studies

exposed the animals to RF for