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For Vehicles Equipped with an Air Bag
An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT place
objects, including either installed or portable wireless
equipment, in the area over the air bag or in the air bag
deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is
improperly installed and the air bag inflates, serious
injury could result.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for
Devices and Radiological Health Consumer Update on
1. Do wireless phones pose a health hazard?
The available scientific evidence does not show that
any health problems are associated with using wire-
less phones. There is no proof, however, that wire-
less phones are absolutely safe. Wireless phones
emit low levels of radiofrequency energy (RF) in the
microwave range while being used. They also emit
very low levels of RF when in the stand-by mode.
Whereas high levels of RF can produce health
effects (by heating tissue), exposure to low level RF
that does not produce heating effects causes no
known adverse health effects. Many studies of low
level RF exposures have not found any biological
Turn your phone OFF in any facility where posted
notices so require.
FCC regulations prohibit using your phone while in the
air. Switch OFF your phone before boarding an aircraft.
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your
phone OFF when in a “blasting area” or in areas posted:
“Turn off two-way radio”. Obey all signs and instructions.
Potentially Explosive Atmosphere
Turn your phone OFF when in any area with a poten-
tially explosive atmosphere and obey all signs and
instructions.Sparks in such areas could cause an explo-
sion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often,
but not always marked clearly. Potential areas may
include: fueling areas (such as gasoline stations); below
deck on boats; fuel or chemical transfer or storage facil-
ities; vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as
propane or butane); areas where the air contains chem-
icals or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal powders);
and any other area where you would normally be
advised to turn off your vehicle engine.