Does light cause internal cancers? The problem and challenge of an ubiquitous exposure.

@article{Erren2002DoesLC,
  title={Does light cause internal cancers? The problem and challenge of an ubiquitous exposure.},
  author={Thomas C. Erren},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 Suppl 2},
  pages={61-70}
}
Visible light of sufficient intensity and duration inhibits melatonin biosynthesis, and experimental studies suggest that melatonin may protect against cancer. From a public health point of view it is important to verify or falsify the hypothesis that artificial light--or even sunlight itself--suppresses melatonin production sufficiently to increase the risk of developing cancers of internal organs in man. Epidemiology is a discipline that can contribute to in-vivo verification of experimental… CONTINUE READING

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