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Author Boyce, P.R. url  doi
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  Title Review: The Impact of Light in Buildings on Human Health Type Journal Article
  Year 2010 Publication Indoor and Built Environment Abbreviated Journal Indoor and Built Environment  
  Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 8-20  
  Keywords Human Health; indoor light; circadian disruption; shift work; oncogenesis; Review  
  Abstract The effects of light on health can be divided into three sections. The first is that of light as radiation. Exposure to the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation produced by light sources can damage both the eye and skin, through both thermal and photochemical mechanisms. Such damage is rare for indoor lighting installations designed for vision but can occur in some situations. The second is light operating through the visual system. Lighting enables us to see but lighting conditions that cause visual discomfort are likely to lead to eyestrain. Anyone who frequently experiences eyestrain is not enjoying the best of health. The lighting conditions that cause visual discomfort in buildings are well known and easily avoided. The third is light operating through the circadian system. This is known to influence sleep patterns and believed to be linked to the development of breast cancer among night shift workers. There is still much to learn about the impact of light on human health but what is known is enough to ensure that the topic requires the attention of all those concerned with the lighting of buildings.  
  Address Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA  
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  ISSN 1420-326X ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 292  
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Author Curtis, A.M.; FitzGerald, G.A. url  doi
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  Title Central and peripheral clocks in cardiovascular and metabolic function Type Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication Annals of Medicine Abbreviated Journal Ann Med  
  Volume 38 Issue 8 Pages 552-559  
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  ISSN 0785-3890 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 730  
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Author VanSomeren, E.J.W. url  doi
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  Title More Than A Marker: Interaction Between The Circadian Regulation Of Temperature And Sleep, Age-Related Changes, And Treatment Possibilities Type Journal Article
  Year 2000 Publication Chronobiology International Abbreviated Journal Chronobiol Int  
  Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 313-354  
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  ISSN 0742-0528 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 829  
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Author Monk, T.H.; Kupfer, D.J. url  doi
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  Title Circadian Rhythms In Healthy Aging--Effects Downstream From The Pacemaker Type Journal Article
  Year 2000 Publication Chronobiology International Abbreviated Journal Chronobiol Int  
  Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 355-368  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 783  
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Author Emerson, K.; Murphy, M.; Quinlin, L.; O'Malley, P.; Hayes, K. url  doi
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  Title Evaluation of a Low-Light Intervention--Starlight Therapy--for Agitation, Anxiety, Restlessness, Sleep Disturbances, Dyspnea, and Pain at End of Life Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing Abbreviated Journal Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing  
  Volume 19 Issue 3 Pages 214-220  
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  Abstract Negative symptoms at the end of life are distressing for both the patient and family. Effective management of both physical and psychological symptoms improves quality of life and well-being, but intervention strategies are not always effective or feasible and often are exclusively pharmacologic. Developing treatment plans to meet symptom management needs is critical. A 2-site research study was conducted in southwest Ohio assessing effectiveness of Starlight Therapy in treating the negative symptoms associated with end of life. The study of 40 patients found the Starlight Therapy effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, agitation, dyspnea, insomnia, and pain in 90% of the patients within a 30-minute period. The therapy was ineffective in only 4 patients. Physiological symptoms were measured upon initiating Starlight Therapy, 30 minutes after therapy, and 2 hours after therapy. Results found heart rate and respiratory rate significantly different from baseline to 30 minutes and from baseline to 2 hours (P < .05). Heart rate and respiratory rate were not significantly different from 30 minutes to 2 hours (P > .05). Further research is required to explore additional types of care, subjects, and sites, which could benefit from Starlight Therapy.  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kyba @ Serial 1660  
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