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Light pollution: A brief overview

Rose Ann Bautista, Ruby-Ann Dela Cruz, Ryan Manuel Guido, Joanna Jane Cabuguazon, Kyrish Mae Guillen, Lean Paolo Oliver, Ann Margareth Domingo

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.19( 1), 112-123, July 2021


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In this paper, light pollution was emphasized based on the other research papers from technical to developing term. The review highlighted examples of the propagation of light pollution and its danger to human health, plants and animals, the environment, and its impact on astronomers. Scientists have been studying light pollution, which resulted in a demand for methods to quantify it. These methods can be categorized into four: scales, models, one-dimensional instruments, and satellites. This paper discusses the different ways of measuring light pollution. Light pollution is a global issue that needed to more attention. Steps taken to combat light pollution are the invention of dimmable LEDs, light fixtures, light cutoffs, motion-detected lighting systems, glare-free lighting. Organizations also facilitate programs that aim to spread awareness among people.


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