Anew generation of LED streetlights could disrupt people’s sleep and even damage their eyesight, Public Health England has warned.
Hundreds of thousands of streetlights have been switched over to LEDs because they are cheaper to run and result in lower emissions.
However Public Health England warned that many people find them “uncomfortable” and said that in the long term they could that they could even “cause damage to the retina of the eye”.
It also raised concerns about the increasing use of LED lights on new cars, suggesting that they risked dazzling oncoming drivers – especially if they are elderly.
The concerns were raised by Public Health England in the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report….