LG V20 (LGLS997) User Manual – Page 139

Posted on 13 Aug, 2019
Manufacturer: LG
Category: Cell Phones
Product: LG V20 (LGLS997)
Pages: 170
File size: 4 MB

For Your Safety
138
In
June 2000, the FDA entered into a cooperative research and development
agreement through which additional scientific research is being conducted. The FCC
issued its own website publication stating that “there is no scientific evidence that
proves that wireless device usage can lead to cancer or a variety of other problems,
including headaches, dizziness or memory loss.” This publication is available at
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/cellular.html
or through the FCC at (888) 225-5322 or
(888) CALL-FCC.
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