I’m getting a little antsy with the fact that we’re so much happier when the sun is out than when it’s in, according to a new survey.
The poll of 1,000 people conducted by ABC News found that a whopping 88 percent of Americans say they are more happy when the day is sunny, compared to less than half who say the opposite.
So what’s going on here?
Perhaps it’s because the sun has become a universal cultural icon.
A recent poll showed that 93 percent of U.S. adults said they have heard the phrase “sunshine is coming,” compared to just 15 percent who say they heard “sunny days.”
Sunlight has been touted as an essential ingredient in making everything from cookies to soap to hair gel, but the latest research indicates that it may actually be harmful.
Studies show that when sunlight is too bright or too dark, the human body’s ability to process and retain vitamin D is impaired.
People who live in the southern U.K. reported that their vitamin D levels dropped by 15 percent when they got too much sun exposure.
The sun’s brightness has also been linked to more than 80 health problems, including skin cancer and autoimmune disease.
Researchers have long speculated that the sun’s rays can have a detrimental effect on the immune system, as well as DNA and DNA damage.
As a result, Americans are opting for more shade.
According to the American Cancer Society, Americans spend more than $1.7 billion annually on indoor light, and a whopping $2 billion annually in outdoor lighting.
When you consider that the average American spends about $40 a year on indoor lighting, the sky is the limit when it comes to outdoor lighting — and when the weather is really bad, the odds are that you may not get as much sun as you thought you did.
So if you’re going to opt for outdoor lighting, you may want to consider a UV-absorbing wand instead.
ABC News contacted the American Solar Council and was told that UV-absorbent products were a key part of their new product line.
They told ABC News that they are looking to sell about 10,000 UV-sensing UV-blocking UV-filters to the consumer market, as the industry grows.