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Monday, March 12, 2012

Warning: Switching to Daylight Savings Time May Be Hazardous to Your Health

According to University of Alabama at Birmingham Associate Professor Martin Young "The Monday and Tuesday after moving the clocks ahead one hour in March is associated with a 10 percent increase in the risk of having a heart attack." He also reports that it affects your immune system as well.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the change lead to an eight percent increase in traffic accidents.

Last year Russia discontinued the switch over to DST because the "stress and illnesses" on the human biological clocks was too much according to President Dmitry Medvedev.
According to Young, here is 1 piece of good news however. "The opposite is true when falling back in October. This risk decreases by about 10 percent."
So, where are all those health wacko moonbats that want to tell us what to eat & drink on this?  Oh wait, they are usually the same wackos who want to go green & DST is supposed to be an energy saver. Maybe before air conditioning. But recent studies show that the savings in electricity at night may be more that offset by the increase use of it in the morning as well as an increased gasoline use & other factors.
If what is best for everyone is what is behind DST, it strikes me that we should drop it rather than continue it.
As an aside, last night a priest friend & I went out to supper. We were discussing the change to DST. I hadn't seen that bit about the recent studies, but as we discussed modern patterns of living we came to a similar conclusion, that it didn't save energy with today's lifestyles. & we both agreed it served no real purpose as a result.

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