Humans are most exposed to a particular type of radiation every day especially at night, which is the main reason behind influencing cancer. Blue light radiation is one of those necessary evils in our life for now. We need to use our mobile phones daily but it has a huge impact on our health. The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a center supported by the La Caixa Foundation which has conducted research between the relationship of phone’s artificial light and colorectal cancer.
The research study has been published in the journal named Epidemiology and it shows that the exposure to the blue light spectrum will increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Previous studies have found associations between night-time exposure to blue light and its various health effects.
Blue light from your phone may cause cancer
The health effects of artificial light include many human disorders ranging from sleep disorders, obesity, too various types of cancer. Blue light falls in the spectrum of radiation which is emitted by most LEDs and many tablets and phone screens. A previous study linked this to an increase in breast and prostate cancer.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies night-shift work as extremely carcinogenic to humans. The authors have been analyzing data about how these radiations affect the human body to an extreme limit.
Exposure to blue light at night exposes humans to a spectrum of radiation which decreases the production and secretion of melatonin. However, this completely depends on the wavelength and intensity of light. The exposure to light was actually measured by using satellite images. There is a growing concern about the effects of light on ecosystems and human health. Currently, research is going on to understand the effect of light on ecosystems and human health.
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