Blue Light Found in Street Lamps and Smartphones Linked to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
- Research has shown that blue light from cell phones may disrupt our circadian rhythms and make it hard to sleep.
- A new study says blue light from street lamps and home devices may increase the risk of prostate cancer.
- Data shows that people block outside light with dark window shades may reduce the risk of developing cancer.
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Health professionals often warn that late night cell phone usage can keep you awake, but a new study found a more alarming reason to give up browsing the internet in bed: prostate cancer.
Everyday devices like cell phones, computer screens, and even street lamps emit blue light, which research shows disrupt our circadian rhythms and confuses the body about when it’s time for sleep. There's been emerging evidence that this could increase people's cancer risk — and now, a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives reveals that blue light exposure could double a man's risk of prostate cancer or increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer by 1.5 times.
While the consequences of staring at your screen are still a little murky, mounting evidence suggests it's probably best not to peruse Instagram for hours before bed
By Melissa Matthews
Read full article: on Men's Health
Published on April 27, 2018