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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee.
The meeting will be held 25 October 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 26 October 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. It will be held at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Ballroom, Two Montgomery Village Ave., in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the agency on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, and practicability of performance standards for electronic products to control the emission of radiation from such products, and the committee may recommend electronic product radiation safety standards to the agency for consideration.
On 25 October the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding possible FDA performance standards for the following topics:
- Radiofrequency (RF) radiation products, such as microwave ovens and wireless power transfer.
- Laser products, including an update to amendments to the laser rule, light detection, and ranging (LIDAR), laser data (Light Fidelity-LiFi)/energy transfer, illumination applications, and infrared applications.
- Sunlamp products, including an update on the performance standards amendments, and noncoherent light sources (e.g., LEDs and UVC lamps), including new initiatives.
On 26 October the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding possible FDA performance standards for the following topics:
- International Electrotechnical Commission standards versus performance standards for medical devices.
- Computed tomography.
- Radiography and fluoroscopy.
- Diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound.
- Radiation therapy.