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Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 8:46 PM
[Masts] Cancer danger....
Sorry, forgot to add on page 9 in
the Daily Mail, directly under the story of Prince William's girlfriend
getting her own Tetra handset is an article saying that women who sleep
with the light on or stay up late at night could be at a greater risk
of breast cancer, according to scientists.
"Researchers have long suggested
that being exposed to too much light at night disrupts crucial hormones
and raises the chance of developing breast tumours.
....The study was conducted by
scientists from the American National Cancer Inst. and National Inst.
of Environmental Health
The reseach by the American
scientists showed that exposure at night to artifical light could
stimulate the growth of human breast tumours by suppressing the levels
of the key hormone melatonin. Melatonin is
secreted by the pineal gland at night and helps to regulate a person's
sleeping and waking cycles. Light, however, stops the body from
producing it, making the body think that is daytime. The
researchers proved the theory by grafting human breast cancer tumours
on to rats. Blood samples from women were them pumped through the
developing tumours. ......the blood taken after exposure to light
appeared to stimulate tumour growth. Dr. David Blask, a lead
researcher on the study, said it was "the first proof that light is
indeed a risk factor for cancer. Evidence is emerging that
disruption of a person's body clock is associated with cancer in
humans, and that interference with internal timekeeping can tip the
balance in favour of tumour development."
.....Professor George Brianard of
the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, added "Humans evolved
on a planet without electric light over thousands of
thousands of generations. The body is designed to be alert and
awake during the daytime hours and to sleep at night. Now we have
a 24-7 society that isn't in harmony with our biological design."
As so many of us are suffering from
emissions from masts, etc., and unable to sleep throughout the night -
where does that leave us? Interesting that Melatonin is
mentioned, Roger as this obviously is one that you would know a lot
about, as would Gary and others interested in nutrition.