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Author Rajput, S.; Naithani, M.; Meena, K.; Rana, S. url  doi
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  Title Light pollution: hidden perils in light and links to cancer Type Journal Article
  Year 2021 Publication Sleep Vigilance Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages in press  
  Keywords Review; Human Health  
  Abstract Light pollution is a rising global concern which impacts not only ecology but has a wide range of deleterious effect on human health as well. Artificial light at night (ALAN) has been linked to increased risk of cancers including shift workers at night. Apart from cancer, ALAN has been the cause of disrupted circadian rhythm, disturbances in sleep pattern, obesity, stress, alterations in the rhythmicity of gut microbiota and free radical damage. Melatonin, a wonder molecule dubbed as the hormone of darkness, appears to be involved in a plethora of physiological processes and abnormalities including control of sleep, circadian rhythms, retinal physiology, seasonal reproductive cycles, cancer development and growth, immune activity, antioxidation and free radical scavenging. Potential detrimental effects of artificial light are not known to all, hidden perils of light are yet to be brought in full public knowledge so that nighttime light can be dealt with effectively.  
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Author Gaster, L. url  openurl
  Title Modern methods of artificial illumination. Part VI Type Journal Article
  Year 1909 Publication Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 57 Issue 2964 Pages 867-889  
  Keywords Lighting; Human Health  
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Author Gaster, L. url  openurl
  Title Modern methods of artificial illumination. Part V Type Journal Article
  Year 1909 Publication Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 57 Issue 2963 Pages 843–861  
  Keywords Lighting; Technology; Vision; Society; Human Health  
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Author Helfrich-Förster, C.; Monecke, S.; Spiousas, I.; Hovestadt, T.; Mitesser, O.; Wehr, T.A. url  doi
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  Title Women temporarily synchronize their menstrual cycles with the luminance and gravimetric cycles of the Moon Type Journal Article
  Year 2021 Publication Science Advances Abbreviated Journal Sci. Adv.  
  Volume 7 Issue 5 Pages eabe1358  
  Keywords Human Health; moonlight  
  Abstract Many species synchronize reproductive behavior with a particular phase of the lunar cycle to increase reproductive success. In humans, a lunar influence on reproductive behavior remains controversial, although the human menstrual cycle has a period close to that of the lunar cycle. Here, we analyzed long-term menstrual recordings of individual women with distinct methods for biological rhythm analysis. We show that women’s menstrual cycles with a period longer than 27 days were intermittently synchronous with the Moon’s luminance and/or gravimetric cycles. With age and upon exposure to artificial nocturnal light, menstrual cycles shortened and lost this synchrony. We hypothesize that in ancient times, human reproductive behavior was synchronous with the Moon but that our modern lifestyles have changed reproductive physiology and behavior.  
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Author Zhong, C.; Franklin, M.; Wiemels, J.; McKean-Cowdin, R.; Chung, N.T.; Benbow, J.; Wang, S.S.; Lacey, J.V.J.; Longcore, T. url  doi
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  Title Outdoor artificial light at night and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among women in the California Teachers Study cohort Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Cancer Epidemiology Abbreviated Journal Cancer Epidemiol  
  Volume 69 Issue Pages 101811  
  Keywords Human Health; Skyglow; Circadian disruption; Cohort study; Light at night; Non-Hodgkin lymphoma  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Outdoor artificial light at night (ALAN) has been implicated in a growing number of adverse health outcomes. ALAN is believed to disrupt circadian rhythms and has been associated with increased inflammation, one of the hallmarks of cancer. We examined the association between outdoor ALAN and a cancer strongly associated with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), in the prospective California Teachers Study cohort. METHODS: Outdoor ALAN was assigned to participant addresses at study baseline (1995-96) through use of the New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness. Among 105,937 women followed from 1995 to 2015, linkage to the California Cancer Registry identified 873 incident cases of NHL. Age-stratified Cox proportional hazards models were used to calculate hazard ratios (HR) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 %CI) for overall NHL and the most common NHL subtypes; diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). Multivariate analyses adjusted for previously reported subtype specific covariates (e.g. body mass index (BMI) for DLBCL). RESULTS: Compared to the lowest quintile, participants residing in the highest quintile of outdoor ALAN at baseline were more likely to develop NHL (HR = 1.32, 95 %CI = 1.07-1.63), and, in particular, DLBCL (HR = 1.87, 95 %CI = 1.16-3.02). The elevated risk for DLBCL remained statistically significant after adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, BMI, and socioeconomic status (DLBCL:HR = 1.87, 95 %CI = 1.16-3.02, NHL:HR = 1.32, 95 %CI = 1.07-1.63). There was no association between ALAN and FL or CLL/SLL. CONCLUSION: DLBCL risk was elevated among women residing in neighborhoods with greater outdoor ALAN. Future research in circadian disruption and DLBCL may clarify potential biological processes implicated in this association.  
  Address Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States  
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