posted on Dec, 28 2003 @ 10:51 AM
I don't know where "more light" comes in to the threatment of jaundice. Ultraviolet light is the treatment. It causes bilirubin to be mobilised
from the skin to the blood plasma and excreted. The infant is exposed to a light source (range for maximum absorption of bilirubin is 400 to 500
nanometres I believe).
Jaundice refers to yellow discoloration of the skin which occurs when there is too much bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood. It is often first
noticed in the whites of the eyes. It has nothing to do with the lack of light and isn't treated by sitting in more light either.
Bilirubin can build up in the blood for many reasons. There are three main groups: obstruction, hemolysis and liver disease. bilirubin is derived from
the breakdown of red blood cells (which have a life of about 120 days). When breakdown occurs too fast ("hemolysis"), the amount of bilirubin
produced may swamp the liver and drainage system, resulting in jaundice.
By knowing the facts one can tell it isn't a natural mutation that slowly transforms us to require more light and to live on another planet