The Global Lighting Association (GLA) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) 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 is also recognised as a key tool in reducing the level of indoor air contamination posed by the
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 organisations 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
• consultation on health and well-being matters for people in buildings.
IUVA contact: Jennifer Osgood [email protected]
About the Global Lighting Association
The Global Lighting Association is the voice of the lighting industry on a global basis. GLA shares information on political, scientific, social and environmental issues of relevance to the lighting industry and advocates its position to relevant stakeholders in the international sphere. See www.globallightingassociation.org. The Middle East Lighting Association (MELA) is a member of the GLA.
About the International Ultraviolet Association
The mission of the International Ultraviolet Association is to advance the science, engineering & application of ultraviolet technologies to enhance public health, the quality of human life & to protect the environment–through education, research, collaboration and advocacy. IUVA has over 500 members in more than 40 countries. See www.iuva.org.