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Specific Absorption Rate


The amount of radiofrequency (“RF”) emissions absorbed by the body is referred to as Specific Absorption Rate (“SAR”). SAR values can vary from mobile phone to mobile phone. The SAR value for each mobile phone is based on controlled laboratory conditions and reflects the maximum SAR value consumers would experience, which could be lower during actual use. Mobile phones marketed in the United States must have SAR values at or below the maximum defined by industry standards and adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”).

User manuals for mobile phones generally include the SAR value for the device. The FCC also has a website where SAR values are available for many mobile phones: FCC – Cellular Telephone Specific Absorption Rate.