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Artificial Light
The sky above Middelburg in the Netherlands on a past ‘Night of the Night’ Jesse Meliefste/Nacht van de Nacht Campaigners want government agencies and companies to turn off the lights so citizens can rediscover the beauty of darkness. SOPHIE KNIGHT NOVEMBER 18, 2019 AMSTERDAM—As winter creeps across the Northern Hemisphere and daylight hours dwindle, it can be...
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It’s not just about sleep quality! Occupational engagement is a pre-requisite for continuous income opportunities. Among the changing social circumstances work-related conditions play an increasingly eminent role in psychological and mental well-being. The public discusses the question of a possible association between the demands of modern work life and the increases of psychological, psychosomatic and...
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Since 2010, the scientific literature has exploded with research examining light’s effects on individual species, from birds to fish to trees to humans. The news, in general, isn’t good. Artificial light changes animal migration and reproduction, tree leaf growth, bird nesting and fledging, pollination, human sleep, and much more. It even affects the spread of...
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Abstract Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Jan; 7(1): e1017. Published online 2017 Jan 31. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.262 Temporal organization of physiology is critical for human health. In the past, humans experienced predictable periods of daily light and dark driven by the solar day, which allowed for entrainment of intrinsic circadian rhythms to the environmental light–dark cycles. Since the adoption...
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdermsci.2018.04.018 Conclusion: Artificial visible light induces drastic molecular and cellular changes in normal human fibroblasts. This may impede normal cellular functions and contribute to premature skin aging. The present results extend our knowledge of the effects of the low-energy wavelengths that are increasingly used to treat skin disorders.
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