Friday, June 22, 2012

Light night health

  • Artificial light is essential for modern societies to function, but doctors fear our 24/7 culture could have unintended consequences for human health.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Lighting up the night is essential to a 24/7 society, but it may have intended consequences for human health, doctors say.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Shift work ranked just below asbestos in the list of agents associated with work-related cancer deaths in the U.K. Now, American Medical Association (AMA) has acknowledged that nighttime lighting could lead to serious health issues.
  • (Medical Daily)
  • CHICAGO, June 22 (UPI) -- The American Medical Association has adopted policy saying exposure to excessive light at night disrupts sleep and causes and can create potentially harmful health effects and hazardous situations.
  • (United Press International)
  • so people working in artificial light at night may have lower melatonin levels. In 2007, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, added overnight shift work as a probable carcinogen.
  • (Examiner)
  • Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient light bulbs may be especially so.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • An expert on environmental factors that affect cancer, Richard Stevens, from the department of community medicine at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn.
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