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Are mobile phones safe for use?

*The "Specific Absorption Rate" applicable to hand-held mobile phones

Human exposure to radiofrequency radiation from hand-held mobile phones is generally evaluated using the Specific Absorption Rate ("SAR") which is a measuring scale of the rate at which radiofrequency energy is actually absorbed per kilogramme of tissue in a human body. The SAR is usually expressed in "watts per kilogramme" ("W/kg"). In consultation with the Department of Health, CA has adopted the widely accepted SAR limits of the ICNIRP and the IEEE. The SAR limits of the ICNIRP and the IEEE applicable to hand-held mobile phones are 2 W/kg.

How can you tell if your mobile phone complies with safety standards?

Type-Approval and Labelling of Mobile Phones

For more information about the labeling of telecommunications equipment, please contact us at:

Telephone : 2961 6321
Fax : 2838 5004
Email : standards@ofca.gov.hk