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Clarkson-Townsend DA, Bales KL, Marsit CJ, Pardue MT. Light Environment Influences Developmental Programming of the Metabolic and Visual Systems in Mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021 Apr 1;62(4):22. doi: 10.1167/iovs.62.4.22. PMID: 33861321. Abstract Purpose: Light is a salient cue that can influence neurodevelopment and the immune system. Light exposure out of sync with the endogenous clock...
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January 2021 EMFSA’s opinions regarding criticisms of a report provided for a school: Towards the end of last year, we provided a report for a school. The report was written within certain very limited prescribed parameters, as the client (the school), specifically insisted that a wired Wi-Fi system was not an option. A complainant, who...
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Mortazavi SMJ, Abbasi S, Mortazavi SA. Regarding: “The Association Between Smartphone Use and Breast Cancer Risk Among Taiwanese Women: A Case-Control Study” [Letter]. Cancer Manag Res. 2020;12:12535-12536https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S292761 Dear editorThis letter is regarding our concerns regarding the paper entitled “The Association between Smartphone Use and Breast Cancer Risk among Taiwanese Women: A Case-Control Study” by Shih et...
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Daniel Vethe, Jan Scott, Morten Engstrøm, Øyvind Salvesen, Trond Sand, Alexander Olsen, Gunnar Morken, Hanne S Heglum, Kaia Kjørstad, Patrick M Faaland, Cecilie L Vestergaard, Knut Langsrud, Håvard Kallestad, The evening light environment in hospitals can be designed to produce less disruptive effects on the circadian system and improve sleep, Sleep, Volume 44, Issue 3, March...
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Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/03/coronavirus-sleep-insomnia/ Excerpt: As if the novel coronavirus has not already wrought devastation aplenty on the world, physicians and researchers are seeing signs it is doing deep damage to people’s sleep. “Coronasomnia,” as some experts now call it, could prove to have profound public-health ramifications — creating a massive new population of chronic insomniacs grappling...
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Wieduwilt A, Alsat EA, Blickwedel J, et al. Dramatically altered environmental lighting conditions in women with high-risk pregnancy during hospitalization [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 4]. Chronobiol Int. 2020;1-6. doi:10.1080/07420528.2020.1792484 Abstract The maternal circadian time structure is incredibly important in the entrainment and programing of the fetal and newborn circadian time structure. Natural sunlight...
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Our March 2020 Newsletter can be viewed at: https://mailchi.mp/5df2fa1735f4/emfnews “For the Safer Use of Technology”
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Melatonin controls your circadian rhythms, including your sex steroid hormones. Artificial light can suppress melatonin and disrupt these rhythms! Sasseville, A., Paquet, N., Sevigny, J., & Hebert, M. (2006). Blue blocker glasses impede the capacity of bright light to suppress melatonin production. Journal of Pineal Research, 41(1), 73–78. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1600-079X.2006.00332.x Artificial light at night: melatonin as a...
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