Investigating the methods and health outcomes of research studies on light pollution and human physiology and behaviour: a systematic review

Dorukalp Durmus, Maria Nilsson Tengelin, Annika Jagerbrand

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Abstract

Light at night (LAN) enables humans to extend their lifestyle and exploration, cultivates economic growth, and increases the perception of safety. On the other hand, LAN has been connected to adverse health outcomes, such as circadian disruption, mood effects, and increased breast cancer incidence risk in humans. Studies investigating health outcomes of LAN utilize a variety of methods sometimes resulting in conflicting outcomes. We conducted a systematic review focusing on the experimental methods and health outcomes of LAN studies. While most studies found a negative impact of LAN on human health, lighting conditions were not adequately reported or controlled in many cases. Recommendations are provided for future research studies investigating LAN effects on human health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 Joint Conference - 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting and 17th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting, EEDAL/LS:17 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9782492754005
StatePublished - 2022
EventJoint Conference on 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting and 17th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting, EEDAL/LS:17 2022 - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jun 1 2022Jun 3 2022

Publication series

Name2022 Joint Conference - 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting and 17th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting, EEDAL/LS:17 2022

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference on 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting and 17th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting, EEDAL/LS:17 2022
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityToulouse
Period6/1/226/3/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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