People in America’s most expensive city are living like prisoners on an island, according to a study released on Wednesday by the US Federal Reserve.
The report found that almost two-thirds of people living in the capital, New York, and the District of Columbia reported seeing a lot of light at night.
This was the first time the report had examined the effects of a light pollution that affects the way we see and hear.
“We know light pollution can have a profound impact on our health and well-being,” said lead author James E. Tully, a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“Light pollution, even short of serious pollution, can be a significant driver of morbidity and mortality in humans.”
The researchers said they expected to see a lot more light pollution across the US.
A few years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) set aside money to help cities reduce light pollution, which is estimated to cost $8.6bn a year in lost productivity and reduced economic output.
Tynan and colleagues analysed data from nearly 500,000 US residents between 2008 and 2015, using a survey called the Global Light Pollution Index (GLPI), a statistical tool that measures light pollution.
This data is available on the US Census Bureau website.
It showed that about 17 per cent of the population in the US, about 10 million people, saw a lot or a lot, or a moderate amount of light pollution in the past year.
About a third of the US population lived in the 10 most expensive cities, where the light pollution was more than 10 times higher than in the cheapest cities.
The average light pollution for the 10 cities was 5.1 lux, more than three times the national average.
This is a lot for people in the city that’s light up.
It’s like a nightlight is going off.
But it’s also a lot to live in, the authors write.
Tullen said that although people in expensive cities often complain about the pollution, they are often more concerned about other issues, such as poor access to medical care.
The researchers found that people in cities where light pollution is the most prevalent reported higher levels of depression and anxiety, lower quality of life, and lower levels of physical health, such a reduced immune system and increased risks of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
But even in those cities, there was a clear connection between light pollution and health.
“It’s clear that we are seeing a significant increase in the number of people reporting light pollution,” said Tynin.
The light pollution may not be as bad as it was 20 years ago But the study shows that light pollution does not necessarily make people sick, and it does not seem to be linked to increased risks for a variety of health issues.
“Even if you have some of the worst light pollution around, it doesn’t seem to have any of the health risks that light can cause,” said co-author Robert K. Smith, an economist at Harvard University.
In some cases, the data show that light is good for people and is a source of happiness.
“The good news is that light does not cause the health problems that people are concerned about,” said Smith.
“So there’s no reason to conclude that light exposure is harmful.
In fact, the opposite may be true.”
But for people who live in the most expensive urban areas, the situation can be even worse.
The authors note that people living near big cities tend to be wealthier, and these people often spend a lot on light.
In the study, people living along the coasts of the United States and Europe reported being exposed to more light than people living inland, where they have more access to air pollution.
“If you live in a coastal city, and you’re living in a really expensive city, then you are more likely to have higher light pollution than people in more rural areas,” said K.P. Pandya, a professor of urban planning at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
“This is not surprising given that there is more water in coastal cities than inland cities.”
The study suggests that the light-pollution connection could have wider implications for cities, as well as for health.
There are currently plans to introduce a federal program to fund research into the health impacts of light.
“There are several questions about how light pollution impacts health,” said the authors.
“Are people exposed to less light and whether this is related to disease?”