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Titolo:
Light in the built environment: potential role of circadian disruption in endocrine disruption and breast cancer
Autore:
Stevens, RG; Rea, MS;
Indirizzi:
Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Community Med, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 ty Med, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Rensselaer Polytech Inst, Lighting Res Ctr, Troy, NY 12180 USA Rensselaer Polytech Inst Troy NY USA 12180 ng Res Ctr, Troy, NY 12180 USA
Titolo Testata:
CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL
fascicolo: 3, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 279 - 287
SICI:
0957-5243(2001)12:3<279:LITBEP>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NOCTURNAL MELATONIN SECRETION; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; PLASMA MELATONIN; BRIGHT LIGHT; MAMMARY CARCINOGENESIS; OCULAR PHOTORECEPTORS; VARYING PHOTOPERIODS; SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY; STIMULATING-HORMONE; VISUAL IMPAIRMENT;
Keywords:
breast cancer; buildings; circadian disruption; endocrine disruption; light;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
87
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Stevens, RG Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Community Med, 263 FarmingtonAve, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut 263 Farmington Ave Farmington CT USA 06030 SA
Citazione:
R.G. Stevens e M.S. Rea, "Light in the built environment: potential role of circadian disruption in endocrine disruption and breast cancer", CANC CAUSE, 12(3), 2001, pp. 279-287

Abstract

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 otherphysiological rhythms including the sleep-wake cycle. Electric lighting inthe built environment is generally more than sufficient for visual performance, but may be inappropriate for the maintenance of normal neuroendocrinerhythms in humans; e.g., insufficient during the day and too much at night. Lighting standards and engineering stress visual performance, whereas circadian function is not currently emphasized. The molecular biological research on the circadian clock and on mechanisms of phototransduction makes it clear that light for vision and light for circadian function are not identical systems. In particular, if electric lighting as currently employed contributes to 'circadian disruption' it may be an important cause of 'endocrine disruption' and thereby contribute to a high risk of breast cancer in industrialized societies.

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