May 16, 2013 11:47 AM by Jessica Holley - email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - Researchers are now looking in to a possible connection between light pollution and breast cancer. A scientist at the University of Connecticut saw the possible correlation back in the 80's and almost 30 years later the idea is gaining traction in the medical community.
Dr. Richard Stevens of the University of Connecticut says the exposure to light at night causes our bodies to increase the production of hormones.
"We don't know yet what drives breast cancer, this new idea about light at night is gaining traction more and more researchers are taking it seriously and working on it, but clearly breast cancer is multifactorial and multicausal. What we do know is light at night does disrupt the circadian rhythm."
Coming up tonight at 10 we hear more from Dr. Stevens on his ground breaking research and how it's changing the way some cities around the world light up at night.
8 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more