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EPA Document # 305F20004 1 COMPLIANCE ADVISORY October 2020 EPA Regulations About UV Lights that Claim to Kill or Be Effective Against Viruses and Bacteria The primary purpose of this Compliance Advisory is to provide an explanation to the ultraviolet (UV) light industry that UV lights are regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as pesticide devices when sold or distributed with claims to kill or be otherwise effective against viruses and/or bacteria, unless an exception applies, and must comply with certain statutory and regulatory requirements. Are UV lights regulated by EPA? UV lights that are sold or distributed with claims that the product can be used for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest (plant, animal, virus, bacteria or other micro-organism) are federally regulated by EPA under FIFRA as a device, in particular FIFRA Sections 2(q) and Section 7. Generally, without such claims, a UV light would not be subject to FIFRA...