CIE releases two key publications on UV disinfection
Posted: 07 April 2020
CIE has published several technical reports and international standards over the years on the topic of ultraviolet radiation (UVR), how to measure it, its effects and uses - including use as a way of disinfection.
To support the international community at this time, the CIE is making two of its key publications in this area freely available for the next three months:
CIE 187:2010 UV-C Photocarcinogenesis Risks from Germicidal Lamps and
CIE 155:2003 Ultraviolet Air Disinfection.
The papers discuss the safe use of as well as guidance and risks regarding the use of UV Radiation Disinfection devices.
The papers can be downloaded for a limited period here: http://cie.co.at/news/cie-releases-two-key-publications-uv-disinfection
UPDATE: The international experts from the CIE have put together a 10 minute video to support the new CIE Position Statment (PS) Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
Be aware: There are currently being advertised various handheld and static UVC antibacterial and virus "killing" forms of equipment. Whilst in the hands of competent users these are acceptable the CIE, in agreement with the WHO, robustly warns against UV disinfection lamps to sterilize hands or any other area of skin.