Light Pollution and Your Health

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Science Daily reports, "More exposure to artificial, bright, outdoor night-time light linked to higher stroke risk.

"People continuously exposed to bright, artificial light at night may be at increased risk of developing conditions that affect blood flow to the brain and having a stroke, according to research published today in Stroke, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.

"Bright, outdoor lights are used at night to enhance the visibility of the environment, improving human safety and comfort. However, the excessive use of artificial light has resulted in about 80% of the world's population living in light-polluted environments, according to the study's authors."

Learn more about the health effects of light pollution.

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