The Agency’s recommendations
Regarding the assessment of risks related to exposure to LEDs, ANSES underlines the need to
better quantify the risk levels associated with the identified effects. It thus recommends initiating
additional research aiming to:
- improve knowledge of exposure for the general population, workers and the environment;
- better characterise the health effects associated with the temporal modulation of the light
from LEDs in addition to long-term phototoxicity;
- clarify the exposure-response relationship between exposure and the occurrence of health
effects (especially those involving circadian disruption, phototoxicity, etc.).
Lastly, to respond to the potential health effects associated with exposure to LED phototherapy
devices, the Agency advises the public authorities to have a risk-benefit assessment of these devices
undertaken by a competent organisation.