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This briefing summarizes the current state of knowledge about how the widespread and growing use of artificial light at night interacts with six key topics: the night sky (Section 1); wildlife and ecology (Section 2); human health (Section 3); public safety (Section 4); energy security and climate change (Section 5); and social justice (Section 6)....
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Environmental Impacts of Artificial Light at Night Kevin J. Gaston and Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel Annual Review of Environment and Resources 2022 47:1 Annual Review of Environment and Resources Vol. 47:- (Volume publication date October 2022)Review in Advance first posted online on June 15, 2022. (Changes may still occur before final publication.)https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-112420-014438 Abstract The nighttime is undergoing unprecedented change...
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Wang L, Gong Y, Fang Q, et al. Association Between Exposure to Outdoor Artificial Light at Night and Sleep Disorders Among Children in China. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(5):e2213247. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.13247 Key Points Question  Is artificial light at night (ALAN) associated with sleep disorders in Chinese children? Findings  In this cross-sectional study including 201 994 participants from the National Chinese Children...
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Zhenwei Tang, Shenxin Li, Minxue Shen, Yi Xiao, Juan Su, Juan Tao, Xiaohui Wang, Shijun Shan, Xiaojing Kang, Bin Wu, Bin Zou, Xiang Chen, Association of exposure to artificial light at night with atopic diseases: A cross-sectional study in college students, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Volume 241, 2022, 113932, ISSN 1438-4639, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113932....
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Source: https://www.strath.ac.uk/whystrathclyde/news/newglobalatlasmapsoutoceanareasmostaffectedbylightpollution/ 15 December 2021 As coastal areas become increasingly built up, concerns are growing about levels of artificial light at night (ALAN) and its potential impacts on the marine environment. Light pollution is well-studied in terms of its effects on the night sky and astronomy, and on terrestrial ecosystems, but until now researchers didn’t...
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Romain Sordello, Samuel Busson, Jérémie H. Cornuau, Philippe Deverchère, Baptiste Faure, Adrien Guetté, Franz Hölker, Christian Kerbiriou, Thierry Lengagne, Isabelle Le Viol, Travis Longcore, Pascal Moeschler, Jessica Ranzoni, Nicolas Ray, Yorick Reyjol, Yoann Roulet, Sibylle Schroer, Jean Secondi, Nicolas Valet, Sylvie Vanpeene, Sébastien Vauclair, A plea for a worldwide development of dark infrastructure for biodiversity...
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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash The information in this article is not intended as medical advice, and should not be construed as such. Always consult with a suitably qualified medical practitioner. What has light got to do with breast cancer? –Light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. –Zeitgeber: The word zeitgeber derives from...
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Espey, B.R. Empirical Modelling of Public Lighting Emission Functions. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 3827. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13193827 Abstract Study of light at night has increased in recent decades due to the recognition of its impact on the environment, potential health concerns, as well as both the financial and carbon cost of energy waste. The advent of more extensive and improved...
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Al-Naggar RA, Anil Sh. Artificial Light at Night and Cancer: Global Study. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(10):4661-4664. Published 2016 Oct 1. doi:10.22034/apjcp.2016.17.10.4661 Abstract Background: Artificial light at night (ALAN) has been linked to increased risk of cancers in body sites like the breast and colorectum. However exposure of ALAN as an environmental risk factor and...
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Judith L Kühne, Roy H A van Grunsven, Andreas Jechow, Franz Hölker, Impact of Different Wavelengths of Artificial Light at Night on Phototaxis in Aquatic Insects, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2021;, icab149, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icab149 Synopsis The use of artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing exponentially worldwide and there is growing evidence that ALAN contributes to the decline...
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