Green light for surgeons ‘cuts fatigue’

Green light for surgeons ‘cuts fatigue’

A DANISH hospital is experimenting with saturated colour in its operating theatre in a bid to reduce the fatigue of surgeons and nurses and improve visual comfort during critical medical procedures.

Can lighting help night shift workers?

Can lighting help night shift workers?

Working nights is notoriously bad for your health – it’s been linked with chronic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Blame has fallen on the disruption to the sleep-wake cycle, which is set by light. So scientists are now asking: can clever lighting help?

EU gives LEDs a clean bill of health

EU gives LEDs a clean bill of health

LEDs are safe – that’s the verdict of a European Union committee specialising in emerging health risks, in a new report on the potential hazards of LED lighting.

Great streetlight switch-off leaves 999 crews in the dark

Great streetlight switch-off leaves 999 crews in the dark

Ambulance crews are finding it more and more difficult to find the homes of 999 callers, as local authorties around the country opt to turn off street lights in order to save money. But, in an an emergency, seconds count and some say the great switch-off is putting lives at risk.

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