A case-referent study: light at night and breast cancer risk in Georgia

  title={A case-referent study: light at night and breast cancer risk in Georgia},
  author={Sarah E. Bauer and Sara E. Wagner and James Bradford Burch and Rana A Bayakly and John E. Vena},
  booktitle={International journal of health geographics},
BACKGROUND Literature has identified detrimental health effects from the indiscriminate use of artificial nighttime light. We examined the co-distribution of light at night (LAN) and breast cancer (BC) incidence in Georgia, with the goal to contribute to the accumulating evidence that exposure to LAN increases risk of BC. METHODS Using Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry data (2000-2007), we conducted a case-referent study among 34,053 BC cases and 14,458 lung cancer referents. Individuals… CONTINUE READING


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