Light Pollution Threatens Your Health, Starry Night Lights Seeks To Protect It

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Experts have discovered that light pollution is a threat to public health prompting The American Medical Association (AMA) to vote unanimously to support efforts to control light pollution.

Light trespass has been implicated in disruption of the human and animal circadian rhythm, and strongly suspected as an etiology of suppressed melatonin production, depressed immune systems, and increase in cancer rates such as breast cancers.

Starry Night Lights is a company dedicated to preserving the night sky in its full glory by giving its customers the most recent, cutting edge, night sky friendly outdoor lighting fixtures. Starry Night Lights is also on the forefront of the international green movement and continuously strives to provide individuals with the most ground breaking news on the environment, light pollution and sustainability. With this aim in mind, Starry Night Lights would like to share with its customers and all other interested individuals recent news on the ways in which light pollution has the ability to negatively affect your health. (1)

Based on recent research, experts have discovered that light pollution interrupts the human circadian clock which is responsible for regulating behaviors such as sleep, blood pressure, temperature, hunger, hormone production and the like. How this occurs is simple, our bodies are naturally programmed to become sleepy at night, this is recognized by cells in the retina. These cells send signals to the brain informing it of the dark which in turn, causes the body to produce melatonin. Maintaining these natural systems in our body is a must. They are extremely essential for our well being and preserving our health.

Unfortunately when light pollution occurs it disrupts the ability of cells in the retina to signal the brain and trigger melatonin production. This is primarily because the cells become confused by the invading light and cannot recognize the fact that it is actually dark. Ultimately this keeps the body from performing its necessary 'nightly functions'.

With this information in mind, The American Medical Association (AMA) voted unanimously to support efforts to control light pollution. The following comes from their resolution, "Light trespass has been implicated in disruption of the human and animal circadian rhythm, and strongly suspected as an etiology of suppressed melatonin production, depressed immune systems, and increase in cancer rates such as breast cancers."

As a result, it is in ones best interest and in the best interest of others to keep light pollution away from ones home and place of rest. The saying 'there's nothing like a good night's rest' could not be closer to the truth. Sleep, especially in a dark setting is vital for our health for the many reasons already mentioned. Choosing proper outdoor lights for your home or business is a critically important step in addressing the problem.

Join us in the fight to stop light pollution. Let Starry Night Lights be your guide in choosing outdoor lighting that does not contribute to light pollution. Our outdoor lights do not shine wastefully up into the night sky or dangerously into neighbor's windows, instead light is directed only to desired locations. Providing improved nighttime visibility and allowing your body to continue on its natural course, uninterrupted by light pollution.

For more information, visit http://www.StarryNightLights.com or call 1-877-604-7377

(1) http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/475/newengland1-w.doc

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