Light in the Built Environment: Potential role of Circadian Disruption in Endocrine Disruption and Breast Cancer

@article{Stevens2004LightIT,
  title={Light in the Built Environment: Potential role of Circadian Disruption in Endocrine Disruption and Breast Cancer},
  author={R. Stevens and M. Rea},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={279-287}
}
Life in industrialized societies is primarily life inside buildings. Illumination from electric lighting in the built environment is quite different from solar radiation in intensity, spectral content, and timing during the 24-hour daily period. Humans evolved over millions of years with the day–night pattern of solar radiation as the primary circadian cue. This pattern maintained a 24-hour rhythm of melatonin release, as well as a host of other physiological rhythms including the sleep–wake… Expand
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