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Light pollution: Health risks and environmental impacts

Light pollution: Health risks and environmental impacts

Photo pollution, also known as light pollution, is caused by excessive artificial light. It is a result of industrialization and urbanization. It is one of the many forms that pollution can be found on Earth. Others include plastic waste, greenhouse gasses, and sewage. 

Light pollution can have serious consequences for our environment and our health. According to The Skyglow Report, street lighting, commercial lights, vehicles, and security light all contribute to the formation of a protective dome of light pollution called skyglow. International Dark-Sky Association

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