Quick Answer: Can Indoor Lights Damage Skin?

Quick Answer: Can Indoor Lights Damage Skin?

Aesthetician Emme Diane says that indoor light, mainly in the form of fluorescent and halogen, emit low levels of UVA light that can be hazardous to skin.

“These are the rays that damage and age skin and cause skin cancer,” she adds.

Is fluorescent lighting bad for your skin?

The curlicue compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) oft touted as an Earth-friendly alternative to standard incandescent bulbs may cause skin damage, according to a new study by researchers at Stony Brook University. Now researchers have found that ultraviolet radiation seeping through CFLs may damage skin cells.

Can LED lights cause skin damage?

Eco-friendly LED lights may damage your eyes, according to new research. A study has discovered that exposure to LED lights can cause irreparable harm to the retina of the human eye. In April, Philips, the world’s biggest lighting maker, reported a 38 percent jump in LED light sales from last year.

Is artificial light bad for your skin?

Some artificial light however, is just plain not good for you. UV, or ultra violet rays are the harmful “ingredient” in sunlight. This is what causes the skin to tan and is also a leading cause of skin cancer.

Do fluorescent lights cause cancer?

A new study shows that CFL bulbs also emit high levels of ultraviolet radiation—specifically, UVC and UVA rays. In fact, the UV rays are so strong that they can actually burn skin and skin cells. Experts say the radiation could initiate cell death and cause skin cancer in its deadliest form—melanoma.

Do indoor lights give off UV?

But the ultraviolet radiation is not visible to human eyes and must be converted into visible light. This is done by the light’s interior fluorescent coating, which is able to absorb most of the UV radiation and emit lower-energy wavelengths in the visible spectrum.

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