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Doctors Issue Warning About LED Streetlights

LED Street Lighting

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  • The American Medical Association (AMA) issued new guidance for communities on how to “reduce the harmful human and environmental effects of high-intensity [LED] street lighting”
  • LED streetlights operate at a wavelength that adversely suppresses melatonin at night — five times more so than other types of light
  • Discomfort and disability caused by the intense LED lighting may “decrease visual acuity and safety, resulting in concerns and creating a road hazard”
  • Migrating birds and other wildlife may be disoriented by LED lighting at night

By Dr. Mercola

The light-emitting diode (LED) is rapidly replacing earlier lighting technology, including incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). There’s good reason for this, as LEDs are far more energy efficient, longer-lasting and produce excellent light quality compared to other types of lighting.


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