Light Pollution as a New Risk Factor for Human Breast and Prostate Cancers

Light Pollution as a New Risk Factor for Human Breast and Prostate Cancers

by Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401783156
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
PART 1: ARTIFICIAL LIGHT AND HUMAN TEMPORAL ORGANIZATION
Chapter 2: Artificial light and its physicochemical properties (by Fabio Falchi)
Chapter 3: Light and dark cycles as a basis of temporal organization
Chapter 4: The biological clock and its entrainment by photoperiod Chapter 5: LAN exposure and its potential effects on daily rhythms and seasonal disruptions
Chapter 6: Melatonin (MLT) –“hormone of darkness” and a “jack of all traits”
PART II: LIGHT POLLUTION, ITS KNOWN HEALTH EFFECTS AND IMPACT ON ENERGY CONSERVATION
Chapter 7: Introduction and spread of artificial illumination – a human history retrospective.
Chapter 8: Biological definition of light pollution
Chapter 9: Light pollution as a general stressor
Chapter 10: The effects of light pollution on animal rhythms and ecology
Chapter 11: Light pollution and hormone-dependent cancers: summary of accumulated empirical evidence
PART III: LIGHT POLLUTION AND ITS POTENTIAL LINKS TO BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCERS
Chapter 12: Geographic patterns of breast and prostate cancers (BC&PC) worldwide
Chapter 13: Light pollution and its association with breast and prostate cancers (BC&PC) in population-level studies
Chapter 14: Selected methodological issues of Light-at-Night (LAN) – Breast and Prostate Cancers (BC&PC) research
Chapter 15: Dark-less world – what is next? (Conclusions and prospects for future research)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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