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Haim, Abraham

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

Haim, Abraham - Light Pollution as a New Risk Factor for Human Breast and Prostate Cancers, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

Part I. Artificial Light and Human Temporal Organization

2. Artificial Light and its Physicochemical Properties
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

3. Light and Dark Cycles as a Basis of Temporal Organization
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

4. Biological Clock and its Entrainment by Photoperiod

Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

5. Light at Night (LAN) Exposure and its Potential Effects on Daily Rhythms and Seasonal Disruptions
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

6. Melatonin: “Hormone of Darkness” and a “Jack of all Traits”
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

Part II. Light Pollution, its Known Health Effects and Impact on Energy Conservation

7. Introduction and Spread of Artificial Illumination: A Human History Retrospective
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

8. Biological Definition of Light Pollution
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

9. Light-at-Night (LAN) as a General Stressor
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

10. Effects of Light Pollution on Animal Daily Rhythms and Seasonality: Ecological Consequences
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

11. Light Pollution and Hormone-Dependent Cancers: A Summary of Accumulated Empirical Evidence
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

Part III. Light Pollution and its Potential Links to Breast and Prostate Cancers

12. Geographic Patterns of Breast and Prostate Cancers (BC&PC) Worldwide
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

13. Light Pollution and its Associations with BC&PC in Population-Level Studies
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

14. Selected Methodological Issues of LAN-BC&PC Research
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

15. Dark-Less World: What is Next? (Conclusions and Prospects for Future Research)
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

Keywords: Biomedicine, Cancer Research, Environmental Health, Biomedicine general

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Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400762206

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