Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Sleeping With Lights On May Cause Cancer

  1. #1
    Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Rep Power

    Sleeping With Lights On May Cause Cancer

    KIDS who sleep with the light on could risk leukaemia, parents were
    warned yesterday.

    Scientists have found the body needs darkness to produce a chemical
    that fights cancer.

    Even switching the light on for the toilet, staying up late, travelling
    across time zones, or the light from street lamps can stop enough
    melatonin being made, they say.


    The body needs the chemical to prevent damage to DNA and its absence
    stops fatty acids reaching tumours and preventing them growing. Texas
    University Prof Russell Reiter, who led the research, said: 'Once you
    go to bed you should not even switch the light on for a minute.

    'Your brain immediately recognises the light as day and melatonin
    levels drop.'

    Rates of childhood leukaemia have doubled in the past 40 years.

    About 500 youngsters under 15 are diagnosed with the disease each year and around 100 die. A conference on childhood leukaemia in London yesterday
    heard that people were being subjected to more light at night than

    This suppressed the production of melatonin which normally happens between 9pm and 8am.

    Past research has shown those most affected, like shift workers, had
    higher levels of breast cancer.

    Blind people, who are not vulnerable to fluctuations of melatonin, have
    lower rates of cancer, it was found.

    Parents are advised to use dim red or yellow bulbs if their youngsters are scared of the dark.

  2. #2
    ha shainee what a perfect post you have forward ,
    good knowlege i hope many will have a tip and take some
    step and use red and yellow lights in nights ..........
    perfect ......................good

  3. #3
    Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Rep Power
    thank you sanchet

  4. #4
    Senior Member Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Rep Power
    hmmm... very informative... thanx for sharing such a nice post

  5. #5
    ya infomative

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-18-2010, 09:59 PM
  2. Traffic Lights
    By Shadenights in forum Pictures
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-21-2007, 01:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Get Daily Forum Updates

Get Most Amazing E-mails Daily
Full of amazing emails daily in your inbox
Join Nidokidos E-mail Magazine
Join Nidokidos Official Page on Facebook

Like us on Facebook | Get Website Updates | Get our E-Magazine