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"BWH Researcher Sheds Light on a Dark Topic "

May 4, 2011



BWH Bulletin - "The City Dark," a documentary addressing the effects of light pollution on the environment and health was showcased at the Boston Film Festival on April 27th through May 4th. The film features DSM researcher Steven Lockley, PhD who discusses light's effect on circadian rhythms and shift workers in an attempt to dispel the myth that lighting up the night is beneficial, when it may actually be harmful to our health. The film by Ian Cheney has won several awards since its world premiere in March and has more screenings scheduled on its official website.

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