Some treatments – involving, for example, the use of laser beams or light – may pose risks to human tissue. Since 1 June 2019, treatments using radiation and sound have therefore been regulated by a Federal Act and an associated Ordinance.
Certain treatments using products that generate non-ionising radiation, such as laser beams or light, place substantial burdens on the irradiated tissue. If such treatments are not carried out properly, the skin, eyes and other tissue may be exposed to significant risks. To keep the risks to a minimum, appropriate measures – as explained below – are specified in the Federal Act on Protection against the Risks associated with Non-Ionising Radiation and with Sound (NIRSA). The measures are defined in more detail in the associated Ordinance (O-NIRSA). The Act and the Ordinance came into force on 1 June 2019.
Last modification 15.02.2023
Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Division of Radiological Protection
Non-ionising Radiation and Dosimetry Section
Tel. +41 58 462 96 14