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Non Ultra Violet Light Bulb Questions and Concerns to the Human Bio System

March 10th, 2021

Abstract – It is my contention that we are making a mistake with human health to demand the switch-over to non-UV light bulbs to reduce energy usage in the US without better research on potential unintended consequences on the human biosystem. Thus, our Think Tank which operates online is reviewing the potential conflict.

Background – The other day, I was having a conversation with myself – about the challenges in the US with vitamin D deficiency, and how we as a society are making it worse on ourselves. Most Americans are moderate to severe deficient in this vitamin. This is a real problem in our society.

Further just taking a supplement may not work as there are various types of the vitamin D, and the two major types are vitamin D2 and D3. The D2 is what we see in fortified milk and food supplements, but the vitamin D3 is the one from UV Sunlight. The body converts these types to normal vitamin D and that helps your body moderate phosphorous and calcium in your blood to deliver it where it’s needed. Calcium is needed for strong bones. [1].

Improper moderation of calcium can cause bone loss is associated will all sorts of problems it affects humans; you’ve heard of osteoporosis of course, and even astronauts have challenges because the spacecraft and space station shielding do not allow UV sunlight in to protect the inhabitants from radiation. Okay so, we know a lot about UV light and its relevance to the human biosystem, and whereas, some of this is rocket science, it is also common knowledge now. [2].

In walks environmentalism, global warming CO2 theories, and LED Lighting, and all of a sudden we have another enabler to our nation’s vitamin D deficiency epidemic. Now realize, I understand why folks in Japan came up with the Kyoto treaty to try to wrestle away America’s Industrial Might, and I assure you I get the reasoning behind the Global Warming Alarmists who essentially want to hijack the ever-entrenched fossil fuel energy industry. [3].

Rather, what I’d like to point there haven’t been any real research papers presented on this issue, and quite frankly it seems rather odd, that human scientists and researchers had not considered this obvious correlation and challenge. LED is a different light frequency than UV light, human evolution is not used to it, perhaps not adapted right for it. Who knows further study might indicate it won’t hurt anything or might affect the body in an unknown positive way too. But if it continues the decline in Vitamin D uptake, we are going to have a problem.

You see, it is well known that Vitamin D deficiency is linked to mood disorders and decreased human brain cognition [5] – and this means the human body needs UV light, preferably Sunlight, but UV light bulbs are better than nothing. Mike Adams a natural health researcher and keynote speaker from a National Conference from the Natural Health Industry made light (pun) of the fact that taxing Tanning Salons was a mistake in those areas with little sunlight in the winter months, because it helps people get the UV light their skin needs to make the vitamin, as long as it is done in low-moderation. Minimal tanning salons might be good for older folks who have vitamin D deficiency in this case.

Conclusion – This author is not proposing a conspiracy of any type, nor does this article suggest that LED Lights are not a wise use of energy. LED Lights are incredibly efficient and worthy for most all purposes from what we can tell, it’s just that we need more research.

References:

1-“What is Vitamin D” by Cathy Wong – About (dot) com website, posted December 19, 2007.

2-“Human Spaceflight” by M. Colleen Gino – Astrophys-assist (dot) com website (educate-spaceflight section).

3- “Global impacts of the Kyoto agreement: results from the MS-MRT model,” by Paul M. Bernstein, W. David Montgomery, Thomas F. Rutherford, Washington DC, [Elsevier-Resource and Energy Economics 21 1999. 375-413].

4-Research Paper; “Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with Low Mood and Worse Cognitive Performance in Older Adults,” by Consuelo H. Wilkins, M.D., Yvette I. Sheline, M.D., Catherine M. Roe, Ph.D., Stanley J. Birge, M.D., John C. Morris, M.D. [Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:12, December 2006.].