SCHEER: Are LEDs safe?
28 July 2017
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs): SCHEER's Preliminary Opinion on potential risks to human health
The European Commission and SCHEER (the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks) have recently published a Preliminary Opinion assessing the potential health risks associated with LED emissions in the general population.
Despite numerous cellular and animal studies offering insight into the adverse effects of LED exposure, conclusions are drawn from experiment conditions that do not relate to human application, and yield low levels of evidence of the impact of LED exposure on the circadian rhythm.
However, as LED technology is still evolving and the already vast scope of viable applications continues to expand, the Committee emphasises:-
"it is important to closely monitor the risk of adverse health effects from the long term LED usage by the general population"
Test and certification companies alongside lamp and luminaire manufacturers can now evaluate the photobiological safety of LED lamps and displays easier, faster and with greater accuracy than ever before with the IDR300-PSL Photobiological Safety Spectroradiometer.
To access the full SCHEER article, click here.
To view our application notes on photobiological safety, click here.
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