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Artificial Light At Night: Higher Risk Of Prostate And Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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A new study at the University of Haifa discovered that worldwide, countries with the highest levels of artificial light at night also have the highest rates of prostate cancer.

This discovery joins the findings of a previous study by the same researchers that found a connection between exposure to artificial light at night and the incidence of breast cancer.

Countries in which nighttime artificial lighting is used more intensively tend to have a higher risk of prostate cancer in men, concludes a new study that was carried out at the University of Haifa. This joins a previous finding that was published in Chronobiology International in 2008, that exposure to artificial lighting at night increases the incidence of breast cancer in women.

www.sciencedaily.com...

Could prevention be as simple as that? Use less lightbulbs? Could staying up during the night surrounded by lights truelly be a factor? This study seems to say 'yes'.




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 04:56 AM
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Higher risk of cancer because of something we ALL do... ie light pollution - and no one touches this one?



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