Light at Night Co‐distributes with Incident Breast but not Lung Cancer in the Female Population of Israel

@article{Kloog2008LightAN,
  title={Light at Night Co‐distributes with Incident Breast but not Lung Cancer in the Female Population of Israel},
  author={I. Kloog and A. Haim and R. Stevens and M. Barchana and B. Portnov},
  journal={Chronobiology International},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={65 - 81}
}
Recent studies of shift‐working women have reported that excessive exposure to light at night (LAN) may be a risk factor for breast cancer. However, no studies have yet attempted to examine the co‐distribution of LAN and breast cancer incidence on a population level with the goal to assess the coherence of these earlier findings with population trends. Coherence is one of Hill's “criteria” (actually, viewpoints) for an inference of causality. Nighttime satellite images were used to estimate LAN… Expand
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