2013

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

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ISBN: 978-94-007-6219-0 (Print) 978-94-007-6220-6 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-6

    Introduction

  3. Artificial Light and Human Temporal Organization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-18

      Artificial Light and its Physicochemical Properties

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      Pages 19-23

      Light and Dark Cycles as a Basis of Temporal Organization

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      Pages 25-33

      Biological Clock and its Entrainment by Photoperiod

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      Pages 35-40

      Light at Night (LAN) Exposure and its Potential Effects on Daily Rhythms and Seasonal Disruptions

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      Pages 41-46

      Melatonin: “Hormone of Darkness” and a “Jack of all Traits”

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-60

      Introduction and Spread of Artificial Illumination: A Human History Retrospective

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      Pages 61-65

      Biological Definition of Light Pollution

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      Pages 67-70

      Light-at-Night (LAN) as a General Stressor

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      Pages 71-75

      Effects of Light Pollution on Animal Daily Rhythms and Seasonality: Ecological Consequences

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      Pages 77-102

      Light Pollution and Hormone-Dependent Cancers: A Summary of Accumulated Empirical Evidence

  5. Light Pollution and its Potential Links to Breast and Prostate Cancers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-111

      Geographic Patterns of Breast and Prostate Cancers (BC&PC) Worldwide

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      Pages 113-125

      Light Pollution and its Associations with BC&PC in Population-Level Studies

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      Pages 127-137

      Selected Methodological Issues of LAN-BC&PC Research

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      Pages 139-144

      Dark-Less World: What is Next? (Conclusions and Prospects for Future Research)

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 145-168