CIE releases two key publications on ultraviolet radiation disinfection

March 27, 2020
The CIE has made two of its publications on UV-based disinfection guidance for free for three months to support the global action to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

CIE has published a number of technical reports and international standards over the years on the topic of ultraviolet radiation, how to measure it, its effects and uses - including its 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. [Each link downloads a PDF.]

Other relevant publications on this topic are available from the CIE WebShop: Members of a National Committee of the CIE can purchase these with a discount of 66.7 % - contact your NC ( or ANC for information on this (

BE AWARE: CIE, in agreement with the WHO, warns against UV disinfection lamps  to sterilize hands or any other area of skin (


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