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  • Robert J. Chassell
    ... blamed the full moon? It s a popular notion, but there s no cosmic connection ... ... a team of experts analyzed 500,000 industrial accidents in Austria
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2007
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      ... blamed the full moon? It's a popular notion, but there's no
      cosmic connection ...

      ... a team of experts analyzed 500,000 industrial
      accidents in Austria between 2000 and 2004 and found no link to lunar
      activity.

      A friend of mine, a former nurse, thinks that increased urban light
      has ended the lunar effect.

      Her point is that most US hospital emergency rooms are in cities. She
      says that studies of them in the past quarter or half century have not
      shown an increase in arrivals during nights of the full moon. She
      thinks that in the past, when nighttime darkness varied dramatically
      during the month, you did have genuine `lunatics'.

      Two centuries ago at night, it was dark in Boston or London unless the
      full moon shown. Now, every city is bright every night.

      (Indeed, it appears that every place on the planet with people and
      some riches now suffers light pollution at night, including all of
      Austria.)

      The study in Austria tells us that currently there is no link, which
      her suggestion predicts.

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