The Resource Light pollution as a new risk factor for human breast and prostate cancers, Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

Light pollution as a new risk factor for human breast and prostate cancers, Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov

Label
Light pollution as a new risk factor for human breast and prostate cancers
Title
Light pollution as a new risk factor for human breast and prostate cancers
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humans are diurnal organisms whose biological clock and temporal organization depend on natural light/dark cycles. Changes in the photoperiod are a signal for seasonal acclimatization of physiological and immune systems as well as behavioral patterns. The invention of electrical light bulbs created more opportunities for work and leisure. However, exposure to artificial light at night (LAN) affects our biological clock, and suppresses pineal melatonin (MLT) production. Among its other properties, MLT is an antioncogenic agent, and therefore its suppression increases the risks of developing breast and prostate cancers (BC & PC). To the best of our knowledge, this book is the first to address the linkage between light pollution and BC & PC in humans. It explains several state-of-the-art theories, linking light pollution with BC & PC. It also illustrates research hypotheses about health effects of light pollution using the results of animal models and population-based studies
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
616.99/449
Index
index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
.H35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Light pollution as a new risk factor for human breast and prostate cancers, Abraham Haim, Boris A. Portnov
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Biological Definition of Light Pollution
  • Light-at-Night (LAN) as a General Stressor
  • Effects of Light Pollution on Animal Daily Rhythms and Seasonality: Ecological Consequences
  • Light Pollution and Hormone-Dependent Cancers: A Summary of Accumulated Empirical Evidence
  • Light Pollution and its Potential Links to Breast and Prostate Cancers.
  • Geographic Patterns of Breast and Prostate Cancers (BC & PC) Worldwide
  • Light Pollution and its Associations with BC & PC in Population-Level Studies
  • Selected Methodological Issues of LAN-BC & PC Research
  • Dark-Less World: What is Next? (Conclusions and Prospects for Future Research)
  • Introduction
  • Artificial Light and Human Temporal Organization.
  • Artificial Light and its Physicochemical Properties
  • Light and Dark Cycles as a Basis of Temporal Organization
  • Biological Clock and its Entrainment by Photoperiod
  • Light at Night (LAN) Exposure and its Potential Effects on Daily Rhythms and Seasonal Disruptions
  • Melatonin: "Hormone of Darkness" and a "Jack of all Traits"
  • Light Pollution, its Known Health Effects and Impact on Energy Conservation.
  • Introduction and Spread of Artificial Illumination: A Human History Retrospective
Control code
ocn847839355
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299876828
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b28866186
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)847839355
  • pebcl129987682X

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