LG G6 H872 User Manual

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For Your Safety


6. What is the FDA doing to find out more about the possible

health effects of wireless device RF?

The FDA is working with the U.S. National Toxicology Program and with groups

of investigators around the world to ensure that high priority animal studies are

conducted to address important questions about the effects of exposure to Radio

Frequency (RF) energy.
The FDA has been a leading participant in the World Health Organization

International Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) Project since its inception in 1996.

An influential result of this work has been the development of a detailed agenda

of research needs that has driven the establishment of new research programs

around the world. The project has also helped develop a series of public information

documents on EMF issues.
The FDA and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA)

have a formal Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) to

do research on wireless device safety. The FDA provides the scientific oversight,

obtaining input from experts in government, industry, and academic organizations.

CTIA-funded research is conducted through contracts with independent

investigators. The initial research will include both laboratory studies and studies of

wireless device users. The CRADA will also include a broad assessment of additional

research needs in the context of the latest research developments around the


7. How can I find out how much Radio Frequency energy

exposure I can get by using my wireless device?

All devices sold in the United States must comply with Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) guidelines that limit Radio Frequency (RF) energy exposures.

The FCC established these guidelines in consultation with the FDA and the other

federal health and safety agencies. The FCC limit for RF exposure from wireless

devices is set at a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6

W/kg). The FCC limit is consistent with the safety standards developed by the

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and the National Council on

Radiation Protection and Measurement. The exposure limit takes into consideration

the body’s ability to remove heat from the tissues that absorb energy from the

wireless device and is set well below levels known to have effects. Manufacturers

of wireless devices must report the RF exposure level for each model of device to

the FCC. The FCC website (

http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety) gives directions for

locating the FCC identification number on your device so you can find your device’s

RF exposure level in the online listing.

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