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Light pollution and air pollution effect astronomy by making it more difficult to view the stars. If you notice, when you get out of the cities where there is less air and light pollution, you are better able to view the stars.

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Q: How could light pollution and air pollution effect astronomy?
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Would the moon be a good place to do astronomy?

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Light pollution is generally not life-threatening, but it can easily disrupt a person's sleep cycle if unnecessary light always enter one's house. As far as I am concerned, lack of sleep doesn't cause death but light pollution is a nuisance for drivers in large cities because some lights are so bright that the driver could get "dazzled" by the light - which in tuen can lead to a fatal accident, so in that sense, people CAN die from light pollution.

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If you use natural light but left it on is this light pollution?

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