LG Electronics -IP3100 Cell Phone User Manual

Design wireless phones in a way that minimizes
any RF exposure to the user that is not necessary
for device function; and
Cooperate in providing users of wireless phones
with the best possible information on possible
effects of wireless phone use on human health.
FDA belongs to an interagency working group of the
federal agencies that have responsibility for different
aspects of RF safety to ensure coordinated efforts at
the federal level. The following agencies belong to
this working group:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Environmental Protection Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
National Telecommunications and Information
The National Institutes of Health participates in some
interagency working group activities, as well. The
FDA shares regulatory responsibilities for wireless
phones with the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). All phones that are sold in the
effects.Some studies have suggested that some bio-
logical effects may occur, but such findings have not
been confirmed by additional research. In some
cases, other researchers have had difficulty in repro-
ducing those studies, or in determining the reasons
for inconsistent results.
2. What is FDA's role concerning the safety of wire-
less phones?
Under the law, the FDA does not review the safety of
radiation-emitting consumer products such as wire-
less phones before they can be sold, as it does with
new drugs or medical devices. However, the agency
has authority to take action if wireless phones are
shown to emit radiofrequency energy (RF) at a level
that is hazardous to the user.In such a case, the FDA
could require the manufacturers of wireless phones
to notify users of the health hazard and to repair,
replace or recall the phones so that the hazard no
longer exists.
Although the existing scientific data do not justify
FDA regulatory actions, FDA has urged the wireless
phone industry to take a number of steps, including
the following:
Support needed research into possible biological
effects of RF of the type emitted by wireless
Chapter 6
Safety Guidelines