How to use your mobile phone serenely

As all other digital technologies, mobile phones are very convenient but there are a few very simple rules to follow for optimal use!

Mobile phones are part of our daily lives, but their use raises a few questions, in particular those related to the potential health impact of radio waves. As a precaution, we recommend that you limit the exposure to the electromagnetic fields emitted by your mobile phone thanks to small daily actions and to abide by the manufacturer's operating instructions.


The headset kit reflex

The headset, used during your calls, allows you to reduce the exposure of your head to radio waves. However, the world around you does not stop: stay attentive to your environment (pedestrian crossings, potentially dangerous environments etc.).


Optimum reception conditions, ideal use

Mobile phones automatically adjust their broadcasting power according to the radio signals they receive: Therefore, you should prefer areas where the reception is good, checking the reception level indicated on your phone.


Say yes to text messages and emails!

Text messages and email messages on your mobile phone require you to watch the screen, therefore you keep the phone away from your head and your bust: the exposure is therefore reduced.


Teenagers and pregnant women: a few precautions to take 

With or without a headset, move mobile phones or any other mobile devices away from the belly of pregnant women or of the lower abdomen of teenagers.


Electronic implants: Keep a distance

It is recommended to move from your phone or mobile device at least 15 cm away from any electronic implant (pacemakers for example). Use the device on the opposite side of the implant to avoid risk of interference. Refer to the operating instructions of your medical device and talk to your doctor.



Be careful while driving

Even with a hands-free kit, the use of your mobile phone while driving is dangerous and can be a real accident factor, because of the distraction generated by the conversation itself or any other use (text messages, mobile Internet ...).


Turn down the volume

Avoid listening to your mobile phone or your tablet - with its music function - at full power for a prolonged period of time, because this could irreparably damage your hearing.



Planes and hospitals: Follow the safety instructions

Each time that people ask you to do so, follow the safety instructions and restrictions for the use of mobile phones (aircraft, hospitals, gas stations...).



A matter of SAR

There is nothing simpler than knowing your level of exposure to waves: watch your phone SAR!

During your last visit in the store, you may have noticed the acronym "SAR ", attached to a figure, on the labels of the mobile phones, without knowing what it meant. It is the Specific Energy Absorption Rate (SAR).

What does it measure?

The SAR quantifies the maximum level of exposure to radio waves coming from a mobile phone. Indeed, mobile phones work thanks to radio waves, just as televisions or radios do. When you make or receive a call, your mobile establishes a radio link with the nearest relay-antenna by issuing and receiving waves. A small part of them is absorbed by your body, and it is precisely this energy that the SAR measures in Watt/kg).

What is the recommended limit?

The ICNIRP, an international commission recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), recommends that the power absorbed by the head of the mobile phone user does not exceed 2W/kg). This limit is based on a thorough evaluation of scientific data. 

Good to know: all mobiles marketed by Orange respect this limit value.

What is the SAR of your mobile phone?

To find this information, visit the mobile phones Catalog part of this website, select your phone and then look in the specifications.