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“…lighting systems are NOT neutral – they have non-visual effects on people who are exposed to them over long periods of time.”
A Study into the Effects of Light on Children of Elementary School Age – A Case of Daylight Robbery, Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada, 1993. Two-year study. Five schools compared four kinds of light
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1903 was awarded to Niels Ryberg Finsen “in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science”.
“During the last few years, I have, however, become convinced that it does not help to wait until I find the answer I am looking for in the laboratory, but that it is justified to work also with clinical experiments. Thus both approaches can be carried out simultaneously in the effort to reach the final goal.”
Dr. Niels Ryberg Finsen, Physiology or Medicine 1901-1921, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1967.