What about children using wireless devices – LG G6 H872 User Manual

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For Your Safety


10. What about children using wireless devices?

The scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless devices,

including children and teenagers. If you want to take steps to lower exposure

to Radio Frequency (RF) energy, the measures described above would apply to

children and teenagers using wireless devices. Reducing the time of wireless

device use and increasing the 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 devices 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 device causes brain tumors or other ill effects. Their recommendation to

limit wireless device use by children was strictly precautionary; it was not based on

scientific evidence that any health hazard exists.

11. What about wireless device interference with medical


Radio Frequency (RF) energy from wireless devices can interact with some

electronic devices. For this reason, the FDA helped develop a detailed test

method to measure Electro Magnetic 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 device EMI.
The FDA has tested hearing aids for interference from handheld wireless

devices 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 devices so that no

interference occurs when a person uses a “compatible” device 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 devices for possible interactions

with other medical devices. Should harmful interference be found to occur, the FDA

will conduct testing to assess the interference and work to resolve the problem.

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