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ANATEL – National Telecommunications Agency – through the publication of Resolution No. 700 of October 2, 2018, established the Regulation on the Evaluation of the Human Exposure to Electrical, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields Associated with the Operation of Radio Communication Stations in replacement of Resolution No. 303 of July 2, 2002.

Radiocommunication transmitting stations subject to the above requirements are portable terminal stations, devices in which any radiant structures, when in normal operation, are located less than 20 (twenty) centimeters away from the user’s body.

The current resolution states that the maximum measured value of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for head and trunk exposure, where applicable, should be reported, with particular emphasis, in the operating manual or in the packaging of portable terminal stations.

Letter No. 659 of December 4, 2018, published in addition to Resolution No. 700 clarifies that the maximum values ​​of the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR):

  • should be those extracted from test reports resulting from the conformity assessment carried out in Brazil;
  • can be informed in the electronic operating manual of the product available on the website of the manufacturer or the person responsible for the approval of the product provided that the instruction manual accompanying the product provides clear guidelines on how the consumer can obtain the electronic version of the manual; and
  • that the manual provided with the product may be a simplified version of the complete, electronically accessible manual.

It is worth mentioning that ANATEL granted all applicants for approvals the period of 120 (one hundred and twenty) days for the adjustment, which goes into effect on January 30, 2019.

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