JULKAISU: EU:n SCHEER-raportti – ei näyttöä ledien suorista terveyshaitoista
SCHEER draft report on LED published – no evidence of direct adverse health effects from LEDs
SCHEER-raporttiluonnos ledeistä – ei näyttöä suorista terveyshaitoista
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Asiasta tiedotti ensimmäisenä yhteistoimintajärjestömme Suomen Valoteknillinen seura ry – VALOSTO
Following a request from the European Commission, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) reviewed recent evidence to assess potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) emissions
The review of the published research conducted by the SCHEER has led to valuable conclusions and identified certain gaps in knowledge on potential risks to human health from LEDs.
The Committee concluded that there is no evidence of direct adverse health effects from LEDs emission in normal use (lamps and displays) by the general healthy population. There is a low level of evidence that exposure to light in the late evening, including that from LED lighting and/or screens may have an impact on the circadian rhythm. At the moment, it is not yet clear if this disturbance of the circadian system leads to adverse health effects.
Vulnerable and susceptible population (young children, adolescent and elderly people) have been considered separately. Children have a higher sensitivity to blue light and although emissions may not be harmful, blue LEDs (between 400 nm and 500 nm) may be very dazzling and may induce photochemical retinopathy, which is a concern especially for children below three years of age. lderly population may experience discomfort with exposure to LED systems, including blue LED displays (for example destination displays on the front of buses will be blurred).
Key words: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), risk assessment, health effects , SCHEER
Opinion to be cited as :
SCHEER (Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks), Preliminary 33 Opinion on Potential risk s to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) , 6 July 2017.