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The effects of artificial light and noise on human health

Inquiry

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is conducting an inquiry into the effects of artificial light and noise on human health. The committee will explore the strength of the evidence for claims made about their effects on human health, the adequacy of the existing policy and regulatory framework for addressing light and noise pollution in the UK and options for reform to address any harmful effects identified. The committee has issued a call for written evidence and will be taking oral evidence from February 2023.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 3 March 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Report - The neglected pollutants: the effects of artificial light and noise on human health
Inquiry The effects of artificial light and noise on human health
HL Paper 232
Report
Response to this report
Letter from Baroness Brown of Cambridge to Rt Hon Rebecca Pow MP, Minister for Nature, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ref artifical light and noise response
Correspondence
Response to this report
Government response to The neglected pollutants: the effects of artificial light and noise on human health
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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16 May 2023
Inquiry The effects of artificial light and noise on human health
Witnesses Rebecca Pow (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience) at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral Evidence
2 May 2023
Inquiry The effects of artificial light and noise on human health
Witnesses Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Transport, and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Oral Evidence
2 May 2023
Inquiry The effects of artificial light and noise on human health
Witnesses UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
Oral Evidence
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (ALN0094)
Institute of Acoustics (ALN0093)
Professor Anna Hansell (Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at University of Leicester, Director, Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability at University of Leicester, and Director, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Exposures and Health at University of Leicester) (ALN0092)

Contact us

  • Email: hlscience@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5750 (committee staff) | 020 7219 1692 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Science and Technology Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW