Artificial Light at Night and Breast Cancer

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Artificial Light at Night and Breast Cancer

by Lowblue on Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:00 AM

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Thank you for your article in Cancer News re the meeting on "The Impact of Architectural Lighting on Breast Cancer". As a lighting researcher whose mother and sister both died of breast cancer, I am very interested in letting people know about the medical community's increasing interest in this subject. A large part of my own research currently is directed at developing and making available lamps and glasses that eliminate the blue portion of light that suppresses the production of melatonin. These allow people to function normally after dark, i.e., read, watch television, work on their computer, etc., while their pineal gland functions as if they were in the dark. I encourage anyone who may be interested in the effects of artificial light and related health matters to PubMed.gov or Google.com and type in "light, breast cancer, melatonin" . If you are at all interested information on the lamps and glasses that I mentioned, please contact me.

Artificial Light

by Elisa21 on Fri May 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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yes, I would like to hear more about that issue of artificial light and how to prevent it without having to go to bed with the chickens. Elisa (--- Message edited by CancerCompass staff: for personal protection, email address removed. Please review CancerCompass Member Guidelines at http://www.cancercompass.com/common/guidelines.html ----)

RE: Artificial Light at Night and Breast Cancer

by Heartbig on Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:00 AM

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On 4/8/2006 Lowblue wrote:

Thank you for your article in Cancer News re the meeting on "The Impact of Architectural Lighting on Breast Cancer". As a lighting researcher whose mother and sister both died of breast cancer, I am very interested in letting people know about the medical community's increasing interest in this subject. A large part of my own research currently is directed at developing and making available lamps and glasses that eliminate the blue portion of light that suppresses the production of melatonin. These allow people to function normally after dark, i.e., read, watch television, work on their computer, etc., while their pineal gland functions as if they were in the dark. I encourage anyone who may be interested in the effects of artificial light and related health matters to PubMed.gov or Google.com and type in "light, breast cancer, melatonin" . If you are at all interested information on the lamps and glasses that I mentioned, please contact me.

 

Lowblue,

I am visiting my mom and dad and am enjoying the use of their computer.  I read your message about artificial light, melatonin, and cancer.  This topic is quite imporant.  I am interested in finding out more about the special glasses and lamps you talked about.  Are they available?  And/or, is there more information out now, on these glasses and lamps?

 

I am a breast cancer survivor.  I was diagnosed Jan. 21, 2005.  My treatment, neo-adjuvant therapy, began Feb. 2nd, 2005 and finished with radiation, which was ended on Aug. 19, 2005.  I am doing well, very well, health wise!  I am dealing with some of the after effects of cancer (psychological things).  My doctors are elated over how I am doing!  The treatment was a VERY TOUGH road for me.

 

I am also interested in many  topics that relate to cancer, and in particular looking over things that may be linked to the causes of cancer.  I have wondered about being exposed to light, at night.  Years ago I went back to college and stayed up many, many nights with very little sleep, to study to keep a scholarship.  I am a teacher and also have given myself over too many times to late night paper correcting or school projects. 

 

When I return home after this holiday break, I am going to look into being a part of this Cancer Compass through computer at work.  (Hopefully, the computers are working!)   Would you be comfortable calling me, regarding the lamps and glasses?   You could contact me at --- Message edited by CancerCompass staff: for personal protection, phone number removed.  Please review CancerCompass Member Guidelines at http://www.cancercompass.com/common/guidelines.html ----

Thank you very much.

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