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Royal Decree banning the placing on the market and use of UV-C lamps for disinfection purposes in non-hospital settings in the context of the fight against Covid-19

Notification Number: 2020/303/B (Belgium)
Date received: 15/05/2020
End of Standstill: Closed

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2020) 01727
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2020/0303/B

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 202001727.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2020 0303 B EN 15-05-2020 B NOTIF


2. Member State
B


3. Department Responsible
Service public fédéral Economie, PME, Classes moyennes et Energie
Direction générale Qualité et Surité
Service Normalisation et Compétitivité
Bd du Roi Albert II, 16
B-1000 Bruxelles
Tel. : +32 (0) 2 277 56 36


3. Originating Department
Service public fédéral Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement
Direction générale Environnement
Service Produits Biocides
Place Victor Horta, 40 bte 10
B- 1060 Bruxelles
Tel.: +32 (0) 473 655 316
Fax: +32 (0) 2 524 96 00
e-mail: helmut.devos@health.fgov.be


4. Notification Number
2020/0303/B - S00S


5. Title
Royal Decree banning the placing on the market and use of UV-C lamps for disinfection purposes in non-hospital settings in the context of the fight against Covid-19


6. Products Concerned
UV-C


7. Notification Under Another Act
- OPINION OF THE SUPERIOR HEALTH COUNCIL NO 9594:
UV-C for disinfection purposes in non-hospital settings in the context of Covid-19

In this scientific advisory report, which offers guidance to public health policy-makers,
the Superior Health Council of Belgium provides an advisory report on the use of UV-C rays for disinfection purposes in non-hospital settings in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Version validated by the College Office on 4 May 2020


8. Main Content
The Royal Decree aims to ban the placing on the market and use of UV-C lamps for disinfection purposes in non-hospital settings in the context of the fight against Covid-19, referred to in the opinion of the Superior Health Council No 9594, as listed in the Annex to this Decree.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
This measure is justified because:
- the effects of UV-C can increase the risk of cancer and eye damage, they are not recommended for use in human presence (WHO, 2019);
- in relation to the safety of UV-C use, the possibilities of generalised use in public places are limited because conventional UV-C light sources constitute a risk of both skin cancer and eye damage (WHO, 2019).


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
No basic text(s) available


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
Yes


12. Grounds for the Emergency
the need to prevent the risks of UV-C lamps which can increase the risk of cancer and eye damage


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
OPINION OF THE SUPERIOR HEALTH COUNCIL NO 9594:
UV-C for disinfection purposes in non-hospital settings in the context of Covid-19


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

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European Commission

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043
email: grow-dir2015-1535-central@ec.europa.eu

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