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Comment on ‘Domestic light at night and breast cancer risk: a prospective analysis of 105000 UK women in the Generations Study’

British Journal of Cancervolume 120pages276277 (2019) | Download Citation

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  1. GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

    • Christopher Conrad Maximillian Kyba
  2. Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

    • Christopher Conrad Maximillian Kyba
  3. Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    • Manuel Spitschan

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C.K. and M.S. developed the manuscript outline, C.K. wrote the first draft, M.S. prepared the figure, C.K. and M.S. edited the manuscript.

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C.K. held an uncompensated position on the board of directors of the International Dark-Sky Association from 2012 to 2015. M.S. declares no competing interests.

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C.K. is funded by the German Research Centre for Geosciences, and also acknowledges funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant agreement no. 689443 via project GEOEssential. M.S. is supported by a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship (204686/Z/16/Z). The funders had no influence on the text or decision to publish.

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