Light and the City: Breast Cancer Risk Factors Differ Between Urban and Rural Women in Israel

@inproceedings{KeshetSitton2017LightAT,
  title={Light and the City: Breast Cancer Risk Factors Differ Between Urban and Rural Women in Israel},
  author={Atalya Keshet-Sitton and Keren Or-Chen and Sara Yitzhak and Ilana Tzabary and Abraham Haim},
  booktitle={Integrative cancer therapies},
  year={2017}
}
Women are exposed to indoor and outdoor artificial light at night (ALAN) in urban and rural environments. Excessive exposure to hazardous ALAN containing short wavelength light may suppress pineal melatonin production and lead to an increased breast cancer (BC) risk. Our objective was to address the differences in BC risks related to light exposure in urban and rural communities. We examined indoor and outdoor light habits of BC patients and controls that had lived in urban and rural areas in a… CONTINUE READING