INSIGHTS | 29. Skin Cancer & Blue Light
Since discovering the work of Jack Kruse, I have been on a light-related research binge. Not only to expand my knowledge-base, but to mitigate negative effects on my family’s health.
Trying to understand and validate the claims of the circadian and light health community can be challenging at times, as the evidence is often found in places that most are least likely to look.
As it relates to disease and especially skin cancer, there are several questions that most people have:
Does the sun cause skin cancer?
If not, what does cause skin cancer?
Isn’t blue-light toxicity pseudoscience?
Isn’t the sun the greatest source of blue-light?
These are all good questions. Like all good questions, they tend to arise from incomplete understanding of the mechanisms involved.
An article that dives a little deeper into the blue-light paradox:
Thankfully, the growing attention on the impact of light on health has led to some really interesting research. One interesting experiment published last week comes from Hiramoto et al in Japan, so let’s dig into their results and implications.