The Global Lighting Association (GLA), Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), Chevy Chase, Maryland, have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate on ultraviolet disinfection technology – also known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, or UVGI.
UVGI air disinfection technology is an established method for reducing infection risks caused by a wide range of contagious airborne diseases, such as measles, influenza and tuberculosis. Increasingly, it also has been recognized as a key tool in reducing the level of indoor air contamination posed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The memorandum of understanding provides the mechanism for the GLA and IUVA to co-operate in a number of key areas, including:
- Joint submissions and other approaches to organizations responsible for establishing ultraviolet disinfection standards and protocols
- Joint activities to promote credible information on the application and benefits of UV-C for disinfection of airborne pathogens
- Sharing expertise on safety, performance and effectiveness of ultraviolet disinfection technologies
- Consultation on health and well-being matters for people in buildings
For more information, visit www.iuva.org.