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Section 10: Health and Safety
This section outlines the safety precautions associated with using
your phone. The terms “mobile device” or “cell phone” are used in
this section to refer to your phone.
Read this information before using
your mobile device
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published
information for consumers relating to Radio Frequency (RF) exposure
from wireless phones. The FDA publication includes the following
Do cell phones pose a health hazard?
Many people are concerned that cell phone radiation will cause
cancer or other serious health hazards. The weight of scientific
evidence has not linked cell phones with any health problems.
Cell phones emit low levels of Radio Frequency (RF) energy. Over the
past 15 years, scientists have conducted hundreds of studies looking
at the biological effects of the radio frequency energy emitted by cell
phones. While some researchers have reported biological changes
associated with RF energy, these studies have failed to be replicated.
The majority of studies published have failed to show an association
between exposure to radio frequency from a cell phone and health
The low levels of RF cell phones emit while in use are in the
microwave frequency range. They also emit RF at substantially
reduced time intervals when in the stand-by mode. Whereas high