There is no area of our mental and bodily functioning that the sun does not influence. Our bodies were designed to receive and use it in a wide range of ways.
We are not designed to hide from it in houses, offices, factories and schools. Sunshine, reaching us through our eyes and our skin, exercises subtle control over us from birth to death, from head to tail.
~ Department of Education, Alberta, Canada
EXPOSURE TO ADEQUATE LIGHTING IS NOT CHILD’S PLAY
The statement above was made at the conclusion of a 2-year study measuring the the effects of various lighting syste
ms on elementary school students. The study compared dental health, attendance, growth and development, vision, and academic achievement among students who were subjected to four types of lighting: (1) full spectrum fluorescent; (2) full spectrum fluorescent with ultraviolet light supplements; (3) cool wh1te fluorescent; and (4) high pressure sodium vapor. Participants were upper elementary students from five schools. Each school had one of the four lighting types; two schools had the same type. Data on students were collected before and after the study.
COMPLETE SPECTRUM LIGHT IS SUPPORTIVE OF GOOD HEALTH
A review of the literature reveals physiological and psychological effects of light and color. Results indicated that over a 2-year period, students who received full spectrum fluorescent with ultraviolet light supplements had fewer dental caries, better attendance, greater gains in height and weight, and better academic performance than did students who did not receive the supplements. Students under the high pressure sodium vapor lighting had the slowest rates of growth in height and academic achievement and the lowest attendance. It was concluded that lighting systems have important non-visual effects on students who are exposed to them over long periods of time.
AN EXCELLENT REMINDER FOR US ALL
Get out; enjoy the outdoors without wearing so often sunglasses or sunscreen. Review the lighting in our home and work environment and look into replacing bulbs and fixtures full spectrum lighting.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Sunlight has been collected and triturated into a homeopathic remedy called Sol. It is often used as an adjunctive support when working with people who have certain illnesses such as hypothyroidism and eating disorders. If you would like to know more about homeopathy contact Myra and schedule a 30-munute homeopathic wellness assessment. Sign up for news & tips.
Warren E. Hathway; and others, A Study into the Effects of Light on Children of Elementary School-age — A case of Daylight Robery, Alberta Department of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Information Services. Feb. 1992.
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