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Lighting: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between LED lighting in offices and (a) migraines and (b) other health conditions.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) considers the impact of optical radiation on health, both from artificial and natural sources. There is currently insufficient evidence to develop specific advice on the link between the symptoms of migraines and other health conditions to Light Emitting Diode lighting in offices. PHE will continue to monitor the scientific literature in this area.

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