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distance between the user and the

RF source will reduce RF exposure.

Some groups sponsored by other

national governments have advised

that children be discouraged from

using wireless phones at all. For

example, the government in the

United Kingdom distributed leaflets

containing such a recommendation

in December 2000. They noted

that no evidence exists that using

a wireless phone causes brain

tumors or other ill effects. Their

recommendation to limit wireless

phone use by children was strictly

precautionary; it was not based on

scientific evidence that any health

hazard exists.

11. What about wireless phone

interference with medical


Radiofrequency energy (RF) from

wireless phones can interact with

some electronic devices. For this

reason, the FDA helped develop a

detailed test method to measure

electromagnetic interference (EMI)

of implanted cardiac pacemakers

and defibrillators from wireless

telephones. This test method is now

part of a standard sponsored by the

Association for the Advancement

of Medical instrumentation (AAMI).

The final draft, a joint effort by the

FDA, medical device manufacturers,

and many other groups, was

completed in late 2000. This

standard will allow manufacturers

to ensure that cardiac pacemakers

and defibrillators are safe from

wireless phone EMI. The FDA

has tested hearing aids for

interference from handheld wireless

phones and helped develop a

voluntary standard sponsored

by the Institute of Electrical and

Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This

standard specifies test methods

and performance requirements for

hearing aids and wireless phones

so that no interference occurs

when a person uses a ‘compatible’

phone and a ‘compatible’ hearing

aid at the same time. This standard

was approved by the IEEE in 2000.

The FDA continues to monitor

the use of wireless phones for