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Pepper Pike startup introduces light bulbs and filters that block blue light and might lead to the prevention of cancer.

By BRANDON GLENN

9:29 am, August 10, 2005
Three John Carroll University scientists have started a new company that they hope will reduce people’s risk of developing cancer — one light bulb at a time.

Lighting Innovations LLC of Pepper Pike sells light bulbs, glasses and television and computer filters that block blue light. Blue light disrupts the human body’s production of melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain that some studies have shown helps fight cancer, according to Dick Hansler, the company’s president.

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