French Agency ANSES Press release – LED: recommendations to limit exposure to blue light

Source: https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/led-les-recommandations-de-l%E2%80%99anses-pour-limiter-l%E2%80%99exposition-%C3%A0-la-lumi%C3%A8re-bleue

While the use of LEDs is becoming more widespread for lighting and LED objects are on the increase, ANSES published the update of its 2010 expertise on the health effects of LEDs in light of the new scientific knowledge available.

The Agency confirms the toxicity of blue light on the retina and highlights effects of disturbance of biological rhythms and sleep related to an exposure at night or at night to blue light, especially via screens and in particular for children.

The Agency therefore recommends limiting the use of LED devices that are the richest in blue light, especially for children, and reducing light pollution as much as possible to preserve the environment.

ANSES discusses: see https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/led-les-recommandations-de-l%E2%80%99anses-pour-limiter-l%E2%80%99exposition-%C3%A0-la-lumi%C3%A8re-bleue

New highlighted effects related to the blue light of LEDs
Change regulations and better inform the public about the risks associated with exposure to blue light
An impact on biodiversity and the environment 

EMFSA’s translation of the above:

For more information:

-Press Kit PRES2019DPA01

-ANSES OPINION and REPORT on the effects on human health and the environment (fauna and flora) of systems using electroluning-light-emitting diodes (LEDs): 

https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/AP2014SA0253Ra.pdf

-Effects on human health and the environment (fauna and flora) light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/AP2014SA0253Ra-Anx.pdf

France/Monde: Toxic effect on the retina and disturbed sleep rhythm … these are the harmful effects.

In Brazil, a festival is entirely devoted to LED light. Photo by SOUZA / AFP

Toxic effect on the retina and disturbed sleep rhythm … these are the harmful effects. Some types of LED lights (light-emitting diodes), rich in “blue light”, have a toxic effect on the retina and disrupt our rhythm. sleep, warned this Tuesday the health security agency ANSES, which recommends to “limit the use”, “especially for children.”
Inexpensive, energy-efficient, long-lasting, LED lights “are expanding considerably” but are not safe, says the National Agency for Food Safety,  Environment Safety. and Labour (ANSES) See more at the link:

https://www.ledauphine.com/france-monde/2019/05/14/les-led-riches-en-lumiere-bleue-nefastes-pour-notre-sante