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Published 13 November 2018

Blue light Aotearoa

How does blue light affect us?

Blue light occurs naturally as part of sunlight and moonlight and, like all living things on Earth, we have evolved to respond to the daily cycle of light and dark.

There is growing concern that the increased exposure to artificial sources of blue light from lighting and digital screens is having an effect on our health, wildlife and the night sky. However, there are many things we can do to protect ourselves and te taiao the environment from artificial blue light.

The Blue Light Aotearoa web page contains information which will support teaching and learning programmes including:

  • Video: How blue light affects us in Aotearoa?

  • Impacts of artificial blue light on health and the environment

  • Hīnātore | What is blue light?

  • Ao hurihuri | What has changed?

  • Hauora | Our health

  • Mātai arorangi | Astronomy

  • Taiao | Environment

  • Putanga iho | Solutions

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi