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    Light, photonics, and human health

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    The correlation between light and human health should come as no surprise. Midsummer corresponds to an increase in outdoor activities. The summer growing season makes fresh produce a more abundant part of our daily diet. And, studies have shown that the extended daylight around the summer solstice, by itself, has proportionately positive effects on everything from mood to productivity to fertility.

    So, it seems natural that, as our understanding of photonics has grown, we have found ways to apply light to further advance our collective well-being.

    As contributing editor Hank Hogan observes in this month’s cover story, the U.S. Department of Agriculture spent over $1 billion in 2019 to support food safety and inspection…

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