My State:
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of 2018 EHS Salary Guide

This report will help you evaluate if you are being paid a fair amount for the responsibilities you are shouldering.

In addition, EHS managers can find the information to keep their departments competitive and efficient—an easy way to guarantee you are paying the right amount to retain hard-to-fill positions but not overpaying on others.

Download Now!
Bookmark and Share
July 19, 2012
AMA addresses multiple risks of nighttime lighting

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy “recognizing that exposure to excessive light at night can disrupt sleep, exacerbate sleep disorders, and cause unsafe driving conditions.”

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Safety Special Report on the "50 Tips For More-Effective Safety Training."  Receive 75 pages of useful safety information broken down into three training sections. Download Now

AMA says the natural 24-hour light and dark cycle helps maintain biological rhythms that help the body function normally. But excessive exposure to nighttime lighting disrupts those processes. The effect is especially pronounced among those employed in industries that require a 24-hour workforce and nighttime driving.

AMA supports new technologies to reduce glare and minimize circadian disruption.

The policy was influenced by a study coauthored by Richard Stevens of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He was among the first researchers to identify links between artificial light at night and high breast cancer risk.

Featured Special Report:
2018 EHS Salary Guide
   
   
 
 
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2019 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on https://Safety.BLR.com
Document URL: https://safety.blr.com/workplace-safety-news/employee-health/employee-health/AMA-addresses-multiple-risks-of-nighttime-lighting/