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Artificial light at night can make you feel sick

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New York, March 19: Over-exposure to artificial light at night has serious long-term health implications like tendency to breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, and possibly other forms of cancer, says a new study. “It’s a new alysis and synthesis of what we know up to now on the effect of lighting on our health,” said Richard Stevens University of Connecticut, Farmington (Uconn). “We don’t know for certain, but there’s growing evidence that the long-term implications of this have ties to breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, and possibly other form of cancers,” he said. Idequate exposure to tural light during the day and overexposure to artificial light at night is not conducive to the body’s tural sleep/wake cycle. Stevens and co-author Yong Zhu from Yale University explained the known short-term and suspected long-term impacts of circadian disruption in an article published in the British jourl Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. “It’s become clear that typical lighting is affecting our physiology,” said Stevens. “But lighting can be improved. We’re learning that better lighting can reduce these physiological effects. By that we mean dimmer and longer wavelengths in the evening, and avoiding the bright blue of e-readers, tablets and smart phones,” he added. (IANS)

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