Medical Daily is reporting that light at night may be linked to Cancer. 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.
According to Richard Stevens, cancer epidemiologist and professor in the UConn School of Medicine Department of Community Medicine and Health Care:
There’s no question that this light at night changes our physiology in the short term. We know that artificial light disrupts circadian rhythms. We’re learning more and more about the specifics of what that means. The clearest evidence is about the hormone melatonin. We’re lowering it, we’re even suppressing it completely, depending on the amount of light