Make Lighting Healthier

Artificial illumination can stop us sleeping and make us ill. We need fresh strategies and technologies, argues Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska.

 Life on Earth evolved in day-and-night cycles. Plants and animals, including insects such as the fruit fly, have a bio- logical clock that controls their circadian rhythms — as the 2017 winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine showed. Now, humans’ increasing reliance on artifi- cial lighting is changing those rhythms

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