Article helps readers make informed choices.
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|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|
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.
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