On 24th August 2017 the Irish MEP Marian Harkin asked the following question to the European Commission:
In its response to Written Question E-002074/2017, the Commission stated that the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) is to provide a scientific opinion focusing on the potential risks to human health of LEDs. The Commission also affirmed that it would thoroughly review the opinion once it is published and that it would consider any appropriate follow-up on the basis of its findings. In light of the fact that LEDs could constitute 90% of the market by 2020, can the Commission clarify whether any further research will be done on:
- High luminance, flicker, phantom array and stroboscopic effect;
- The impact on circadian systems in real life.