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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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Electronic Product Radiation Control Program

FDA is responsible for regulating radiation-emitting electronic products. The agency's goal is to protect the public from hazardous and unnecessary exposure to radiation from electronic products.

The Radiation Control provisions apply to any "electronic product" which is defined as any manufactured or assembled product (or component, part, or accessory of such product) which, when in operation

(i) contains or acts as part of an electronic circuit and
(ii) emits (or in the absence of effective shielding or other controls would emit) electronic product radiation.

Examples of electronic products:

Medical: diagnostic x-ray or ultrasound imaging devices, microwave or ultrasound diathermy devices
Non-medical: microwave ovens, televisions receivers and monitors (video displays), entertainment lasers

Contact FDA

301-847-8149 Fax
CDRH-Radiological Health Program

Office of Communication, Education and Radiation Programs

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue WO66-4613

Silver Spring, MD 20993