Monday, April 1, 2013

FCC to Review Cell Phone RF Exposure Limits

The FCC will undertake a review of rules  related to health and safety of radio frequency (RF) emissions from radio transmitters.

Specifically, the FCC is opening an inquiry to consider both the currency of its RF exposure limits and possible policy approaches regarding RF exposure so as to determine whether the current rules and policies should remain unchanged, or should be relaxed
or tightened.

More specifically, the FCC said it aims to clarify evaluation procedures and references to determine compliance with current RF limits, including specific absorption rate (SAR) as a primary metric for compliance, consideration of the pinna (outer ear) as an extremity, and measurement of medical implant exposure.

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