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Light pollution: Environmental impact, health risks and facts

Light pollution, or photo pollution, is the presence of excess artificial light and is the result of urbanization and industrialization. It is only one of the many forms of pollution on Earth, alongside plastic waste, greenhouse gases and sewage. 

Light pollution can have serious implications for our environment and even our health. Street lighting, domestic and commercial lights, vehicles and security lights all contribute to the creation of a dome-like shield of light pollution called skyglow


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Light pollution affects human health

Research suggests that artificial light at night can negatively affect human health, increasing risks for obesity, depression, sleep disorders, diabetes, breast cancer and more. Humans evolved to the

Ecological benefits of part-night lighting revealed

Night-time pollinators benefit from street lights being switched off in the middle of the night. our study suggests that turning off street lights in the middle of the night is a win-win scenario, sav

Nocturnal pollinators go dark under street lamps

When the sun goes down, moths, beetles and other nocturnal insects that spread pollen between plants go to work. But the latest research reveals that these creatures might be at risk from artificial l


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