Petition No 0362/2018 by Sibylle Schroer (German) on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution  
Petition data  

0362/2018

Summary title: Petition No 0362/2018 by Sibylle Schroer (German) on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution

Petition number: 0362/2018

Topics: Urban Development,  Culture and Heritage,  Health,  Environment,  Energy

Country: European Union

Name of association: STARS4ALL

Petitioner data  

Name: Sibylle Schroer

Petition Summary  

The petitioner denounces the brightening of nightscapes, which is increasing globally with unforeseen consequences for ecosystems and human well-being. The petitioner refers to various studies on light pollution, which affects human well-being and health, while also causing disruptions to ecosystems. The petitioner calls for the adoption of European legislation against light pollution. In the petitioner’s view, such legislation would protect citizens from lighting trespasses into their homes, which might have an impact on the circadian rhythm and consequently increase the risk of health issues like insomnia, obesity and cancer.

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