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Author (up) Cherrie, J.W. url  doi
  Title Shedding Light on the Association between Night Work and Breast Cancer Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Annals of Work Exposures and Health Abbreviated Journal Ann Work Expo Health  
  Volume 63 Issue 6 Pages 608–611  
  Keywords Commentary; Human Health; Cancer; Breast cancer; shift work  
  Abstract Shift work that involves circadian disruption has been classified as probably carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, although more recent epidemiological evidence is not consistent. Several mechanisms have been postulated to explain an association between night work and female breast cancer, but the most likely is suppression of the hormone melatonin by light exposure at night. Three articles recently published in this journal describe aspects of exposure to light during night work. These articles and other evidence suggest that nighttime light levels may not always be sufficient to affect melatonin production, which could in part explain the inconsistencies in the epidemiological data. There is need to improve the specificity and reliability of exposure assessments in future epidemiological studies of night shift workers.  
  Address Institute of Occupational Medicine, Research Avenue North, Edinburgh, UK  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 2398-7308 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:31175355 Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2530  
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