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Article Type: Letter to the editor
Author: Stockham, Kristin
Pub Date: 02/01/2011
Publication: Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464
Issue: Date: Feb-March, 2011 Source Issue: 331-332
Accession Number: 250827391
Full Text: I am a third-year doctor of physical therapy student at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. I am also an individual who has sensitivities to fluorescent lighting. As you can imagine, being under fluorescent lighting at least 10 hours each day to complete didactic work as well as clinical experiences has resulted in visual disturbances and headaches. However, when I mentioned the possibility of a fluorescent light sensitivity to my health-care provider, I was told that was absurd.

I am appreciative to Norene F. Wedam for taking the time to concisely explain fluorescent lighting and its physiology in the October 2010 Townsend Letter. In view of the fluorescent lighting controversy presently unfolding in the US House and Senate, it is vital that the general public have access to unbiased and easy-to-understand explanations, such as this piece, regarding fluorescent and incandescent lighting.

I would also like to express my thankfulness to the Townsend Letter for publishing such an article in view of the present controversies. Educating people allows individuals to make educated choices.


Kristin Stockham
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