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LightAware in the Scotsman

September 21st, 2019

The following letter from LightAware was published in the Scotsman newspaper on 21st September responding to an article in the newspaper by Anna Levin about the loss of dark skies at night and the impact of artificial lighting on the natural world

LightAware Media Release on French ANSES report on LED

May 22nd, 2019

Intense LED lighting is ‘phototoxic’ and can lead to irreversible damage to the eye. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has issued a damning report on the safety of over-bright LED lighting. The Agency confirms that the toxicity of blue light on the retina can lead to a decline […]

MEPs further question the EU Commission on the safety of LED

May 14th, 2019

On 18th February, UK and Estonian MEPs submitted a second written question to the EU Commission on how new legislation will protect vulnerable groups from LED lighting and how the health exemption to the latest lighting legislation will work: The Commission has now responded. You can read the full questions and answers here: click here for […]

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 […]

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