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MEPs question the EU Commission on the safety of LED

April 10th, 2019

On 18th February, UK and Estonian MEPs submitted a written questions to the EU Commission on how new legislation on lighting will protect vulnerable groups: “1. Considering that the Sheer Report, among other pieces of research, stated that LED lighting poses a risk to vulnerable groups, what steps will be taken by the Commission to […]

LightAware welcomes new Ambassador for the East Midlands

January 30th, 2019

LightAware are delighted to welcome our new East Midlands Ambassador to the team. Jessica has Discoid and Systemic Lupus, and is photosensitive to sunlight but extremely sensitive to artificial lighting. She says: “I have found great benefits from having a LightAware card in helping people to understand and make changes for me in order for […]

Light Petition supported by new LightAware Ambasador for Germany

October 8th, 2018

LightAware are happy to welcome our new LightAware Ambassador for Germany, Maximilian Blaschke who campaigns in Germany and across the European Union for the Freedom to Choose Healthy Light. He has founded a self-help group named “Selbsthilfegruppe LIGHTGESUNDHEIT” (light health self help group) to help light sensitive people. Maximilian has been instrumental in LightAware’s plans […]

LightAware view on LED and sleep problems in the Guardian newspaper

October 4th, 2018

On 30th September the Guardian newspaper published an article which cited concerns about an increase in children’s sleep disorders: “…the rise was partly down to technology and the fact that the blue light from screens suppresses the production of the sleep hormone, making it harder to fall asleep. “We are increasingly seeing families where both […]

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Meeting with LightAware

September 28th, 2018

LightAware Trustees met with Dr Andrew Riley, Senior Medical Officer and Dr Colin N Ramsay, Consultant Epidemiologist from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh.  We discussed LightAware’s concerns particularly the health issues arising from LED, how lighting is coordinated across different Scottish Government Departments, the EU SCHEER Report […]

LightAware attends Darc room seminar on ‘Human Centric Lighting’

September 19th, 2018

On 19th September LightAware Trustee John Lincoln attended the Darc room workshop on ‘Human Centric Lighting’.  Speakers at the workshop were: The discussion ranged from the value of ‘human-centric’ and ‘circadian’ lighting to the effect of blue light at night on anticancer cells and DNA repair. The need for more research on lighting  was also discussed.  […]

LightAware calls for Second SCHEER Report into the Health Risks of LEDs

July 30th, 2018

LightAware is a Charity which raises awareness of the effects of artificial lighting on human health and wellbeing. We welcome the publication of the SCHEER Report into the potential risks to human health of LEDs and the acknowledgement that the young and the elderly must be considered ‘vulnerable and susceptible populations’ with regard to the […]

LightAware Media Release on SCHEER Report

July 17th, 2018

LightAware have sent the following to the UK media about the EU’s SCHEER committee’s report on the potential risks to human health of LED lighting:

LightAware respond to EU Commission request for more information

July 11th, 2018

In January LightAware submitted comments on the EU Single Lighting Regulation which aims to phase out all but one type of halogen lighting and much fluorescent lighting by 2020.  The charity also submitted a proposal for an exemption to this legislation which would allow light sensitive people to access the incandescent bulbs they need to […]

LightAware Response to Chief Medical Officer’s Report on Pollution 2017

May 23rd, 2018

In 2018 the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, published an independent report into the threat to health posed by pollution to people living in England. pp113-115 contain a section about light pollution Click here for the full report Click here for the section about light pollution included on the LightAware website LightAware have […]

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