What does “sar” mean, Can i minimize my rf exposure – LG G6 H872 User Manual

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For Your Safety


What does “SAR” mean?

In 1996, the FCC, working with the FDA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,

and other agencies, established RF exposure safety guidelines for wireless devices

in the United States. Before a wireless device model is available for sale to the

public, it must be tested by the manufacturer and certified to the FCC that it does

not exceed limits established by the FCC. One of these limits is expressed as a

Specific Absorption Rate, or “SAR.” SAR is a measure of the rate of absorption of RF

energy in the body. Tests for SAR are conducted with the device transmitting at its

highest power level in all tested frequency bands. Since 1996, the FCC has required

that the SAR of handheld wireless devices not exceed 1.6 watts per kilogram,

averaged over one gram of tissue.
Although the SAR is determined at the highest power level, the actual SAR value

of a wireless device while operating can be less than the reported SAR value. This

is because the SAR value may vary from call to call, depending on factors such as

proximity to a cell site, the proximity of the device to the body while in use, and

the use of hands-free devices. For more information about SARs, visit the FCC

website at https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/specific-absorption-rate-sar-

cell-phones-what-it-means-you. You may also wish to contact the manufacturer

of your device.

Can I minimize my RF exposure?

If you are concerned about RF, there are several simple steps you can take to

minimize your RF exposure. You can, of course, reduce your talk time. You can place

more distance between your body and the source of the RF, as the exposure level

drops off dramatically with distance. The FDA/FCC website states that “hands-free

kits can be used with wireless devices for convenience and comfort. These systems

reduce the absorption of RF energy in the head because the device, which is the

source of the RF emissions, will not be placed against the head. On the other hand,

if the device is mounted against the waist or other part of the body during use,

then that part of the body will absorb more RF energy. Wireless devices marketed

in the U.S. are required to meet safety requirements regardless of whether they

are used against the head or against the body. Either configuration should result

in compliance with the safety limit.” Also, if you use your wireless device while in a

car, you can use a device with an antenna on the outside of the vehicle. You should

also read and follow your wireless device manufacturer’s instructions for the safe

operation of your device.

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