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Illuminating Engineering Society and International Ultraviolet Association are collaborating on ANSI standards for measuring ultraviolet C-band sources used for disinfection.


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Illuminating Engineering Society and International Ultraviolet Association are collaborating on ANSI standards for measuring ultraviolet C-band sources used for disinfection.

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Latest: IES, IUVA Developing UV-C Disinfection Standards - Illuminating Engineering Society and International Ultraviolet Association are collaborating on ANSI standards for measuring ultraviolet C-band sources used for disinfection.

IES, IUVA Developing UV-C Disinfection Standards

Illuminating Engineering Society and International Ultraviolet Association are collaborating on ANSI standards for measuring ultraviolet C-band sources used for disinfection.

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