Fda consumer update, Do wireless phones pose a health hazard – LG G6 H872 User Manual

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For Your Safety


FDA Consumer Update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Consumer Update on Mobile Phones:

1. Do wireless phones pose a health hazard?

The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are

associated with using wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that wireless

devices are absolutely safe. Wireless devices emit low levels of Radio Frequency

(RF) energy in the microwave range while being used. They also emit very low

levels of RF when in 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


Under the law, the FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emitting consumer

products such as wireless devices before they can be sold, as it does with new

drugs or medical devices. However, the agency has authority to take action if

wireless devices are shown to emit Radio Frequency (RF) energy at a level that is

hazardous to the user. In such a case, the FDA could require the manufacturers of

wireless devices to notify users of the health hazard and to repair, replace, or recall

the devices so that the hazard no longer exists.
Although the existing scientific data do not justify FDA regulatory actions, the FDA

has urged the wireless device industry to take a number of steps, including the


Support needed research into possible biological effects of RF of the type

emitted by wireless devices;

Design wireless devices in a way that minimizes any RF exposure to the user

that is not necessary for device function; and

Cooperate in providing users of wireless devices with the best possible

information on possible effects of wireless device use on human health.

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