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    Headphones

    In a culture where no one leaves home without their mobile device, increasing numbers of young people are exposed to loud sounds over longer periods of time. UL provides acoustic pressure testing for headphones, earbuds and other listening devices to help ensure that young people can still rock out to their favorite tunes for decades to come.

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    Cell Phones

    It is estimated that over 75% of teens in the U.S. own cell phones. These wireless devices emit low-levels of radiation that are absorbed by the body, when in close proximity. UL tests these devices to help ensure radio frequency exposure does not exceed federally-mandated limits.

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    Hoverboards

    Hoverboards were one of 2015’s “must have” holiday gifts. But soon after, they were linked to dozens of fires. Drawing on a decade of lithium-ion battery research, UL quickly developed a set of voluntary requirements to evaluate and test these self-balancing scooters for electrical and fire-hazard safety.

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    Safety Smart® For Kids

    UL’s groundbreaking Safety Smart program reaches children in schools all over the world. This entertaining educational program features celebrities like Bill Nye the Science Guy® and Disney characters Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King to educate kids about safety and well-being.

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    Computer Hardware

    Poor computer performance can dramatically affect gameplay. UL’s talented Futuremark team creates the industry's most authoritative performance tests and benchmarks to enable people to measure, understand and manage computer hardware performance. Our benchmarks are widely used by the world's leading press publications and enthusiast review sites.

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    Proud sponsor of FIRST

    UL is a proud sponsor of FIRST, an organization that engages kids in kindergarten through high school in exciting, mentor-based research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders. UL colleagues often volunteer as Safety Advisors, helping coach and motivate participants to practice safe behaviors to ensure a safe, fun and injury-free competition.

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