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“While there is no federally developed national standard for safe levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy, many federal agencies have addressed this important issue. In addition to the Federal Communications Commission, federal health and safety agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have been actively involved in monitoring and investigating issues related to RF exposure.” 1

“Federal, state and local government agencies and other organizations have generally relied on RF exposure standards developed by expert non-government organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). Since 1996, the FCC has required that all wireless communications devices sold in the United States meet its minimum guidelines for safe human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. The FCC’s guidelines and rules regarding RF exposure are based upon standards developed by IEEE and NCRP and input from other federal agencies, such as those listed above.” 2

“All wireless devices sold in the US go through a formal FCC approval process to ensure that they do not exceed the maximum allowable SAR level when operating at the device’s highest possible power level. If the FCC learns that a device does not conform with the test report upon which FCC approval is based – in essence, if the device in stores is not the device the FCC approved – the FCC can withdraw its approval and pursue enforcement action against the appropriate party.” 3

UNC-Chapel Hill uses Aruba networks for wireless internet capabilities. This equipment, as well as those of industry giants such as Cisco and Linksys, must all be FCC approved and comply with FCC RF radiation exposure limits.  All wireless access points are installed to meet safety guidelines for personnel exposure. 4

“Aruba is committed to providing products which are safe for our customers to own and use. Aruba’s wireless products are tested to ensure that they meet international RF safety standards. RF safety standards are regularly reviewed against the latest scientific studies to ensure they continue to protect the public’s health.” 5

1,2,3 Federal Communications Commission Consumer Guide: Wireless Devices and Health Concerns,  November 1, 2016.
4 Aruba 320 Series Wireless Access Points: Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information Guide, March 2016
5 Aruba’s Position on Health Concerns associated with Radio Frequency Exposure from WiFi

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