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Author Pawlak, Andrzej
Affiliation CIOP-PIB 16 Czerniakowska St., 00-701 Warsaw, Poland
E-mail anpaw@ciop.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI http://repository.scientific-journals.eu/handle/123456789/2592
Abstract The article presents the characteristics of the new generation of light sources – LEDs; these sources generate white light with various spectral distribution that could pose a potential hazard to people’s sight. The impact of electric light sources on human health, divided into ultraviolet radiation hazard, infra-red radiation hazard and visible radiation hazard – taking into account the so-called AMD (age-related macular degeneration), has been discussed in this paper and the laws on photobiological safety have been presented. The New Approach Directive and a related harmonized standard, which is the fundamental document relating to the evaluation of photobiological hazard, have been specified; related documents established in Poland have also been presented. Based on the results of the author’s research and a review of the literature, the paper ultimately concludes that LED sources (both individual ones and modules) are safe for the user in terms of photobiological safety, as long as they are used as intended.
Pages 152-159
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords photobiological safety
Keywords risk groups
Keywords blue light hazard
Keywords light-emitting diode (LED)
Keywords spectro-radiometer
Keywords age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Title Potential harm to health from new generation light sources
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 6
Tables 1
DOI 10.17402/411
Published 2020-03-31
Accepted 2020-03-10
Recieved 2019-10-07


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