International renowned Scientist Dr. Devra Davies warns “warnings that manufacturers include in packaging with todays’ smart phones, like the iphone 4 advise that phones can exceed the FCC guidelines if kept in the pocket, but few people are aware”.
All wireless devices from smartphones to wireless laptops to baby monitors come with FCC warnings that they are NOT safe to use if held directly on the body. Click on the logos to see the warnings in the manuals.
In their fine print to carry your iphone atleast 5mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as tested levels.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
The manual states that testing has been carried out at a separation distance of 1.0 cm. To meet RF exposure guidelines during body-worn operation, the device should be positioned at least this distance away from the body.
GOOGLE NEXUS 5
The manual warns exposure guidelines when used either in the normal use position against the ear or when positioned at least 1.5 cm away from the body. When a carry case, belt clip or holder is used for bodyworn operation, it should not contain metal and should position the product at least 1.5 cm away from your body.
AT & T WARNS
In their fine print the cordless telephone base shall be installed and used such that parts of the user’s body other than the hands are maintained at a distance of approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more
According the Environmental Health Trust, in 2012 the Bioinitiative report concluded that there is a veritable flood of new studies reporting sperm damage in humans and animals, leading to substantial concerns for fertility, reproduction and health of the offspring. Exposure levels are similar to those resulting from wearing a mobile phone on the belt or in the trouser pocket.
AND IT’S NOT JUST PHONES
MOTOROLA MBP33 BABY MONITOR
The manual states that the baby unit shall be installed and used such that parts of the user’s body other than the hands are maintained at a distance of approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more.
To be sure that human exposure do not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna away from your body or other objects.
A small percentage of people may be susceptible to blackouts or seizures (even if they have never had one before) when exposed to flashing lights or light patterns such as when playing games or watching video. To reduce risk of headaches, blackouts, seizures, and eyestrain, avoid prolonged use, hold iPad some distance away from your eyes, use iPad in a well-lit room, and take frequent breaks.
WIRELESS HP PRINTER
In order to avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna shall not be less that 20cm (8 inches) during normal operation.
BELKIN WIFI USER MANUAL
Caution: Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation: The device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact normal operation is minimized. This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your body.”
XBOX 360 MANUAL
To comply with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
The Environmental Health trust has created a website called The Fine Print.Org which is available for you to read and learn about what’s in your manual. Fine print may protect manufacturers legally. Let’s protect consumers in reality!