The American Medical Association published a report in June on the adverse health effects of artificial light. The report, titled ‘“Light Pollution: Adverse Health Effects of Nighttime Lighting“, is a compilation of other studies on the effects of artificial light and does not present new research by the AMA proper. However, the recognition by this august body of the serious effects that artificial light has on the health of humans and animals alike goes a long way to bring the issue center stage.
The International Dark Sky Association, based in Tucson and with chapters all over the world, has championed protection of the night sky since 1988. The Weekly Green spoke with its Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Cheryl Ann Bishop, about this glaring problem and IDA’s efforts to combat it.
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