Light pollution affects HCMC residents

Public health officials and doctors alike are voicing concern over light pollution in Vietnam’s urban areas, claiming the excessive brightness of high-powered traffic lighting and neon advertising signs is causing traffic accidents, sleep deprivation and other adverse affects on the health of local residents. Though no official studies have been carried out on the issue, there are presently no regulations regarding the brightness of advertising and other signage, which has been linked to multiple traffic accidents in the city.