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The Light and Health Institute is a two-day, hands-on seminar for working professionals, providing the latest research as it can be applied, and the knowledge necessary to improve our modern living environments with circadian-effective lighting to support human health and wellbeing. Light of the appropriate quantity, spectrum, timing, duration, and distribution can have a profound effect on sleep, alertness, and performance, and can be used to reduce symptoms associated with conditions such as jet lag, Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia, and depression.

This seminar is of critical interest to those within the field of healthcare, lighting industry professionals, researchers in the biological sciences, facility managers, architects, designers, and others.

Program objectives

At the conclusion of the Institute:

  • Participants will be able to critically analyze information on the effects of light on human health
  • Lighting specifiers will be able to review and select lighting fixtures and systems that can positively influence health and wellbeing
  • Lighting manufacturers will be able to develop lighting fixtures and systems that can be used to positively influence health and wellbeing
  • Lighting designers will be able to evaluate the effects of a lighting design on health and wellbeing
  • Participants will be able to calculate the impact of light from any light sources and light levels on the human circadian system
  • Participants will understand the effects of light on target populations such as older adults, adolescents, school children, shift workers, and others
  • Participants will understand the limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying light for the circadian system
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The gravest of crimes – crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide itself. Ongoing, perpetrators not held accountable, victims still in desperate need, U.S. complicity, indifference. All continue a long and tragic situation of too little action for crimes that are often too large to truly fathom. All demand that we speak up. And from the […]

The post Today’s Worst International Crimes and How You Can Respond: Part I appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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Image courtesy of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University  Can companies be held responsible for cancer caused by their herbicides? Courts have been saying yes, and the latest verdict came from a jury in state court in Oakland, California. Last week, they ordered Bayer to pay more than $2 billion in damages […]

The post Epidemiology Makes It to Court: from Tobacco to Herbicides appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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This Sunday, May 19th, is National Hepatitis Testing Day. The day reminds us of the significant health threat viral hepatitis can be, the means of prevention and treatment of infections, and the importance of regular screenings. The U.S. saw approximately 4,000 new cases of Hepatitis A in 2016. Hepatitis A (HAV) causes headache, fatigue, and […]

The post May 19th is NATIONAL HEPATITIS TESTING DAY – Get vaccinated. Get tested. Get treated. Get CURED! appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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It’s been just over two weeks since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the sale of Philip Morris’ IQOS heated tobacco product (HTP) system in regular tobacco and menthol flavors. It’s also been exactly two years since the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) for this product that creates an aerosol (not smoke) from […]

The post A tale of two sentiments two weeks after FDA permits the sale of IQOS appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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The impact of human (and industrial) activity on the environment has been at the core of debates among environmentalists for a long time, but it has also started gaining projection within the human rights space. Last month, for example, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet gave a speech in Washington, DC, where she […]

The post Business, Human Rights and the Environment appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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The current measles outbreak – the largest since the disease was eliminated from the U.S. in 2000 – is inspiring the adolescent children of some anti-vaxxers to take unprecedented action. A teen in Ohio began to question his mother’s decision not to vaccinate her children in 2018 and, after conducting his own research, decided to […]

The post Vaccines & Adolescent Decision-Making: Part 1 appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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Last April 29 was the first official world day for safety and health at work. The International Labor Organization inspired by its centenary anniversary, attempted, with the establishment of this date, to reaffirm the importance of a healthier workforce as a prerequisite for a brighter future of work and a more sustainable development. It was […]

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This article was written by: Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge, Jr., Jonathan Fielding, Scott C. Ratzan, and Barry R. Bloom On April 25, 2019, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced public health powers impacting dozens of students infected with, or exposed to, measles at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) […]

The post Controlling for Measles on College Campuses in Los Angeles and Nationally appeared first on O'Neill Institute.

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