Study: Fluorescent Lighting May Increase Eye Disease, Cataracts, Pterygia
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Samantha Chan
October 25, 2011

The use of fluorescent lighting instead of incandescent ones as a strategy to beat climate change could be increasing eye disease, say scientists at The Australian National University.


AsianScientist (Oct. 25, 2011) – The global trend towards using fluorescent globes instead of incandescent ones as a strategy to beat climate change could be increasing eye disease, according to new research by scientists at The Australian National University.

The new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, has found that fluorescent lighting may cause a 12 percent rise in UV-related eye diseases plus an extra 3,000 cataract cases and 7,500 cases of pterygia in Australia each year.

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