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Killing You Slowly: The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Lighting

By: Robert Melick


Before the invention of artificial lights, our ancestors would sleep when it got dark and wake up when it got light, otherwise they may have been eaten by predators roaming at night. Plus, there wouldn’t be much to do after it got dark. If you have ever been camping in the middle of nowhere you know that you can see no more than a few feet in front of you when it is dark out. The finding of electricity and invention of light bulbs have changed our whole sleep/wake cycle. Our body may be unable to differentiate artificial lights from daylight, and this can have severe consequences on our entire bodily systems dependant on the light/dark cycle of the day.

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