Research summary: Health and Safety Implications of Nighttime Artificial Lighting

Dec 31, 2014

This referenced position paper examined the implications of the increase in nighttime artificial light on human health, environmental health, and driving safety. Recommendations for further exploration and analysis were made.

This research summary, prepared by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) in 2014, is adapted from:
Author: David Blask, PhD, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine; George Brainard, PhD, Jefferson Medical College; Ronald Gibbons, PhD, Virginia Tech; Steven Lockley, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Richard Stevens, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center; and Mario Motta, MD, CSAPH, Tufts Medical School
Report Title: Report 4 of the Council on Science and Public Health (A-12): Light Pollution: Adverse Health Effects of Nighttime Lighting
Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Publication: AMA House of Delegates 2012 Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Organizational Report
Date of Publication: June 2012
Pages: 1-25

Caren Martin (Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC)
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