FDA Basics: Radiation-Emitting Products
|Radiation-emitting electronic products (medical and non-medical), such as lasers, x-ray systems, ultrasound equipment, microwave ovens and color televisions, are regulated by FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).|
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What a Radiation-Emitting Electronic Product Is?
A radiation-emitting electronic product is any product that uses electricity to power an electronic circuit that gives off any kind of radiation. Radiation means energy traveling across space. More…
Radiation-Emitting Products Basics
What is a radiation-emitting electronic product? What products are regulated as electronic products that emit radiation? What routine requirements apply to manufacturers of radiation-emitting electronic products? What happens when a radiation-emitting electronic product is also a medical device or is used for irradiation or inspection of food?
Information About Radiation-Emitting Products
What should I do before getting a diagnostic medical x-ray? How can I find out how much radiation I receive during an x-ray? Where can I find more information about a specific type of product? Who can I contact if my question wasn’t answered or if I have additional questions in the future? Does FDA regulate these new powerful laser "pointers" and are they hazardous?
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