Global Lighting Association- Position Statement on Airborne Pathogen Inactivation

GUIDELINES FOR QUANTIFICATION OF AIRBORNE PATHOGEN INACTIVATION BY UVGI TECHNOLOGIES   UV-C and urgent need for quantification guidelines Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) air disinfection technology is an established method to reduce infection risks caused by a wide range of contagious airborne diseases. However, it does raise the following questions: 1. Does it work? and … Read more

Calls for post-Covid ‘revolution’ in building air quality

Prof Noakes said that a “revolution” is needed in how governments regulate indoor air quality and in how the issue is handled in degree and apprentice courses. Another scientist involved is Dr Julian Tang, honorary associate professor and clinical respiratory virologist at the University of Leicester. He says indoor spaces with poor ventilation are a … Read more

Covid Is Airborne, Scientists Say. Now Authorities Think So, Too

“Cleaner indoor air won’t just fight the pandemic, it will minimize the risk of catching flu and other respiratory infections that cost the U.S. more than $50 billion a year, researchers said in a study in the journal Science on Friday. Avoiding these germs and their associated sickness and productivity losses would, therefore, offset the cost of … Read more

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

the lancet - UVC for killing COVID

“If an infectious virus spreads predominantly through large respiratory droplets that fall quickly, the key control measures are reducing direct contact, cleaning surfaces, physical barriers, physical distancing, use of masks within droplet distance, respiratory hygiene, and wearing high-grade protection only for so-called aerosol-generating health-care procedures. Such policies need not distinguish between indoors and outdoors, since … Read more