Health and Safety
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF)
Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and
receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to
exceed the emission limits for exposure to radio
frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S.
Government. These limits are part of
comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted
levels of RF energy for the general population. The
guidelines are based on the safety standards that
were developed by independent scientific
organizations through periodic and through
evaluation of scientific studies.
The standards include a substantial safety margin
designed to assure the safety of all persons,
regardless of age and health.
The exposure standard for wireless phones employs
a unit of measurement known as Specific
Absorption Rate (SAR). The SAR limit
recommended by the FCC is 1.6W/kg.
* In the U.S. and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile phones
used by the public is 1.6 watts/kg (W/kg) averaged over one
gram of tissue. The standard incorporates a substantial
margin of safety to give additional protection for the public
and to account for any variations in measurements.
Health and Safety Information
SAR tests are conducted using standard operating
positions specified by the FCC with the phone
transmitting at its highest certified power level in all
tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is
determined at the highest certified power level, the
actual SAR level of the phone while operating can
be well below the maximum value. This is because
the phone is designed to operate at multiple power
levels so as to use only the power required to reach
the network. In general, the closer you are to a
wireless base station antenna, the lower the power
output of the phone.
Before a new model phone is available for sale to
the public, it must be tested and certified to the
FCC that it does not exceed the limit established by
the government-adopted requirement for safe
exposure. The tests are performed in positions and
locations (e.g., at the ear and worn on the body) as
required by the FCC for each model. While there
may be differences between the SAR levels of
various phones and at various positions, they all
meet the government requirement.
The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization
for this model phone with all reported SAR levels
evaluated as in compliance with the FCC RF
exposure guidelines. SAR information on this model
phone is on file with the FCC and can be found
under the Display Grant section of http://
www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid after searching on FCC ID
printed in the label on the phone.
FCC certification information for this model phone is
attached separation paper.