Health and safety


The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. Tests for SAR are conducted using standardised methods with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all used frequency bands. The differences in SAR values between phone models do not reflect a difference in safety.

To find SAR information for a specific product, go to the Support section and select your product.

For more information on health and SAR see any of the following Web sites:

  • EMF Explained
    This Web site provides information on health and safety in mobile telephony.
  • Electromagnetic fields
    A WHO programme to identify research needs and recommend research, perform health risk assessments and produce information material concerning electromagnetic fields.
    The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is an independent scientific organisation responsible for providing advice on non-ionising radiation exposure.
  • Mobile & Wireless Forum
    The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) is an international association of companies with an interest in mobile and wireless communications including the evolution to 5G and the Internet of Things.