Artificial light


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Artificial light

Illumination produced by an electrical process, or the burning of fuel.
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The prevalence of obesity is associated with a disrupted sleep-wake pattern and coincides with the availability of artificial light.
The researchers found that artificial light both suppressed and encouraged colonisation by several species common to British coasts, including sea squirts and keel worms.
The ability of mockingbirds to behaviorally respond to artificial light might contribute to their success in urban habitats (Stracey 2010).
Though for some cases there may be a lot of daylight in the room during the whole year, it doesn't mean the Illuminance E will be high enough to turn off the artificial light every day.
Guidance, which sets out the full list of premises and explains how action can be taken by a local authority when artificial light is a statutory nuisance, can be found here'.
These findings are clear evidence that the artificial light we find in towns and cities can dramatically change the seasonal organisation of wild animals," Partecke said.
People who stay up late, in front of the television and computer, may be able to undo some of the harmful effects just by going back to a regular light- dark cycle and minimizing their exposure to artificial light at night," Bedrosian said.
The artificial light that we are exposed to now has more blue wavelengths, which research has shown suppress melatonin more than those of other colors.
Though they are fed consistently and allowed to linger over their food, this has been the case for years, leading researchers to conclude that other factors such as artificial light and stress may be blamed.
Malaria vectors are therefore probably just as attracted to lights as are Chagas and leishmaniasis vectors, and we should then expect a corresponding change in modes of Transmission with increased use of artificial light.
Recent studies by Richard Stevens, a University of Connecticut epidemiologist, show a possible correlation between increased prostate and breast cancers and areas with high levels of artificial light.
Artificial Light At Night: Higher Risk Of Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests.