Wireless Headsets and Radio Frequency Emission Information
Many customers ask us if wireless headsets, like the range here, are safe for prolonged wearing. It’s also got quite a bit of treatment in the media. So far, scientific data has demonstrated that there is no clear link between wireless headsets and potential adverse health effects. There have been a lot of studies on this topic and there is still no effect shown.
How is RF radiation measured?
Radio Frequency Emission, or RF radiation, is measured by the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which are the internationally accepted standards for radio frequency absorption. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in America issued a transfer of mobile phone exposure limit guidelines based on existing scientific evidence including limits to ensure public health and safety. All mobile phones sold in America must comply with these FCC standards and stay under a SAR reading of 1.6 watts per kilometre.
Plantronics measure the SAR levels of their headsets
Plantronics commissioned an independent laboratory to study measuring the SAR levels when using Plantronics mobile headsets and wireless or cordless headsets. We cannot comment on the other manufacturers but they do use the same DECT technology.
- Corded Mobile Headsets： Independent studies have shown that when using a corded mobile headset, the SAR reading is zero.
- Wireless and cordless headphone system： Plantronics offers a variety of cordless and wireless headsets with their own power supply resulting in possible RF radiation. These models include Bluetooth ® mobile headsets and our cordless and wireless headsets. Plantronics commissioned SAR testing of their products and the results showed that the SAR levels are negligible; less than 5% of the FCC limits.