Optical Radiation

Optical radiation comprises infrared (IR), visible light (including laser), and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The EPA has no responsibility for public exposure to optical radiation.

The Sunbeds (Public Health) Act 2014 was introduced to regulate the use of sunbeds in Ireland. The Department of Health (DoH) is responsible for policy and the Health Service Executive (HSE) is the statutory enforcement authority with responsibility for monitoring compliance and enforcement of this legislation.

Further information on optical radiation can be found at: