LG G6 H872 User Manual

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For Your Safety


The FDA belongs to an interagency working group of the federal agencies that

have responsibility for different aspects of RF safety to ensure coordinated efforts

at the federal level. The following agencies belong to this working group:

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Environmental Protection Agency

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The National Institutes of Health participates in some interagency working group

activities, as well.
The FDA shares regulatory responsibilities for wireless devices with the Federal

Communications Commission (FCC). All devices that are sold in the United States

must comply with FCC safety guidelines that limit RF exposure. The FCC relies on

the FDA and other health agencies for safety questions about wireless devices.
The FCC also regulates the base stations that the wireless device networks rely

upon. While these base stations operate at higher power than do the wireless

devices themselves, the RF exposures that people get from these base stations are

typically thousands of times lower than those they can get from wireless devices.

Base stations are thus not the subject of the safety questions discussed in this


3. What kinds of devices are the subject of this update?

The term “wireless device”refers here to handheld wireless devices with built-in

antennas, often called “cell,” “mobile,” or “PCS” devices. These types of wireless

devices can expose the user to measurable Radio Frequency (RF) energy because

of the short distance between the device 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

device 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 devices,” 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 limits.

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