1 doctor weighed in:

Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Likely safe to wear

Glow-in-the-dark clothing is probably safe.
The material that glows is not radioactive, and does not emit any light unless it first absorbs some light. Over time, the material fades as it emits out the light energy that it absorbed. Since glow-in-the-dark pajamas are a novelty item, they need not be used if one has concerns about long-term or environmental effects of glow-in-the-dark materials.

In brief: Likely safe to wear

Glow-in-the-dark clothing is probably safe.
The material that glows is not radioactive, and does not emit any light unless it first absorbs some light. Over time, the material fades as it emits out the light energy that it absorbed. Since glow-in-the-dark pajamas are a novelty item, they need not be used if one has concerns about long-term or environmental effects of glow-in-the-dark materials.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
839K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors