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Despite the precautions built into existing safety standards and the low everyday exposures from modern smartphones we understand that some people want to take their own steps to reduce exposure even further.


Decades of research into electromagnetic fields and human health have resulted in standard setting bodies developing exposure limits that are designed to provide protection for all members of the community and include a large safety margin (50 fold or 5000%) to cover any unknown health impacts.


In 2010 media reports incorrectly claimed half an hour of mobile phone use per day increased the risk of brain cancer, but this was a misinterpretation of the results of the 13 country INTERPHONE project.


We understand that some mobile phone users may be concerned about the classification; however, it is important to note that IARC concluded that there is the possibility of a hazard and whether or not this represents a risk requires further scientific investigation.


Mobile phone manufacturers test their devices for compliance with the exposure limits and report this value (known as the Specific Absorption Rate or SAR). These independently set limits also include large safety margins (50 fold or 5000%) to cover any unknown health impacts.