Growing number of experts suggest artificial lights contribute to modern illness. Phone screens, streetlamps and car lights may be linked to diabetes and cancer. Scientist Steven Lockley, from Boston, Massachusetts, says our biology suffers. He said: ‘We work and socialise when it’s dark but light after dusk is unnatural’.Read More
Public Health England warned this week that the street lights can disrupt sleep, resulting in a “permanent jet lag.” The blue colour of the lights can also result in damage to the retina.Read More
Some LED installations, however, have LED chips visible, which can form a source of glare. An extreme example is daylight-running lights on cars. These are clearly visible to other road users and pedestrians.Read More
England’s Chief Medical Officer said many pollutants are risk factors for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and asthma.
Pollution must be seen as a human health hazard as well as an environmental issue, according to a report which highlights the NHS as being a “significant polluter”.Read More