14 May 2018
Jo Bell, ILP Operations Assistant
We are delighted to confirm our Invited Speaker Alejandro Sanchez de Miguel will be speaking at the ILP Professional Lighting Summit on 13 June. Alejandro's research has hit the headlines and is of huge interest to lighting professionals, health professionals and of course the general public.
Currently there is a popular theory that connects the risk of developing some cancers, like breast and prostate cancer with the nocturnal exposure to blue light. This theory is based on the already well-established connection between the shift work and these cancers, as well the connection between the sleep deprivation and cancer development and the anti-cancerigen effect of the melatonin. In the talk, he will explain the last results trying to verify this theory. Also, shortly will consider other factors that recommend limiting the massive use of white light outdoors at night, as reinforcement of the precaution principle associated to the potential cancigerogen effect of the ALAN.
Come and hear it directly from the academic himself. His talk is called "Blue light and the breast & prostate cancer connection - closing the loop".
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