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Are LED lights making us ill?


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Over the last decade, much of Europe and the US have changed the way they illuminate city and town streets.

Councils and local governments from Paris to Brooklyn have replaced high-energy sodium bulbs (the warmer, yellow ones) with energy-saving LED bulbs (with a blue light emitting diode, which can feel harsh in comparison). As well as street lights, most of us are exposed to blue light through smartphones, computers, TVs, and in the home.

Earlier this year, the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry published a paper by a group of prominent psychiatrists that warned of the potential effects of LED lighting on mental illness.

It raised concerns about the influence of blue light on sleep, other circadian-mediated symptoms, use of digital healthcare apps and devices, and the higher sensitivity of teenagers to blue light.

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Posted by on Aug 5 2018. Filed under Health, News From Roots. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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