L’inquinamento luminoso in copertina sulla rivista del National Institute of Health

Il National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences pubblica, sulla sua prestigiosa rivista, due articoli sull’inquinamento luminoso e i suoi effetti negativi, soprattutto per la salute dell’uomo e dedica all’argomento la copertina del numero di Gennaio 2009. La rivista scientifica Environmental Health Perspectives, pubblicata dal National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, parte del National Institute of Health americano ha dedicato la copertina del numero di gennaio 2009 al tema dell’inquinamento luminoso. All’interno della rivista ci sono due articoli che passano in rassegna i principali effetti dannosi dell’inquinamento luminoso, con particolare enfasi agli effetti sulla salute umana. Gli articoli possono essere liberamente scaricati in formato html o pdf dal sito della rivista:

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Missing the Dark: Health Effects of Light Pollution
Ron Chepesiuk
Abstract

Electric lighting has become an integral part of modern society. When such light is inefficient, annoying, or unnecessary, it is known as light pollution. Many environmentalists, naturalists, and medical researchers consider light pollution to be one of the fastest growing and most pervasive forms of environmental pollution. Moreover, a growing body of scientific research suggests light pollution can impair biologic functions in both humans and wildlife. Researchers are working to determine the extent and nature of associations between light pollution and human health effects such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, and insomnia.

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