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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

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AMA Report Affirms Human Health Impacts from LEDs

This photo shows the divide between East and West Berlin that is still visible at night from space. On the left are the gas lamps of the West and on the right, the orange high-pressure sodium lamps of the East, with a stark contrast between them. The image is a powerful reminder that lighting choices made by city planners are long lasting.

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment caused by light emitting diodes (LEDs) that […] Read More

5 Species Threatened by Light Pollution

Light pollution over Chicago

  Sea turtles live in the ocean but hatch on the beach at night. Hatchlings find their way to the sea by detecting the bright horizon over the ocean. Artificial lights can draw them away […] Read More

Be Part of the Global Debate On LEDs

Light pollution in New York City. Photo by Jim Richardson.

For the past five years, IDA has sounded the alarm about the environmental and health impacts of blue-rich white light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting that is replacing older technologies in cities across the globe. Recently, […] Read More

AMA Report Affirms Human Health Impacts from LEDs

This photo shows the divide between East and West Berlin that is still visible at night from space. On the left are the gas lamps of the West and on the right, the orange high-pressure sodium lamps of the East, with a stark contrast between them. The image is a powerful reminder that lighting choices made by city planners are long lasting.

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment caused by light emitting diodes (LEDs) that […] Read More

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