AMA Urges Minimization of Blue-Emission from LED Streetlights - Energy Watch News

AMA Urges Minimization of Blue-Emission from LED Streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) says that some LED streetlights are harmful to human health and the environmental. The AMA has officially taken a stand against light pollution and promoted the public awareness of the pervasive nighttime lighting’s adverse health and environmental effects, especially from blue-rich LED lighting. According to the AMA, disability glare is caused by light scattered in the eye, especially blue light. The scattered light in the eye creates a luminous veil over the retinal image, which has the effect of reducing retinal contrast. The AMA asserts that the discomfort and disability from intense, blue-rich LED lighting can decrease visual acuity and safety, and potentially create a road hazard and has five times greater impact on circadian sleep rhythms than conventional street lamps.

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