Education: Light & Heat

Twenty-three per cent of U. S. citizens have poor eyesight before they reach 20, 48% before 40. Today more than 63,000 are blind and 100 times as many becoming blind. Heaviest strain on most people's eyes occurs during their school days. Last week the American Standards Association issued a new code calling for considerably more light in U. S. classrooms to save children's eyesight.

This report, American Recommended Practice of School Lighting, was based on a study sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society and American Institute of Architects. It declared many schoolchildren...

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