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Special Issue "Health Consequences of Shift Work and Chronodisruption"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 6222
Special Issue Editor
Interests: occupational medicine; shift workers; shift work schedule; night shift work; light-at-night; blue light; circadian rhythms; biological clock; chronobiology; melatonin; clock genes
Special Issue Information
The biological clock is involved in several key physiological processes, including mental well-being, metabolism, and aging. During night shifts, exposure to light during the biological night alters workers’ sleep/wake cycles, suppresses melatonin production, and deregulates circadian genes, leading to chronodisruption. The association between night shift work and breast cancer has recently been examined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Altered biological rhythms may induce mood, metabolic, hormonal, and other disorders. Chronodisruption can also be due to mistimed exposure to other clock-resetting signals, such as nocturnal meals or light at night. Notably, blue light strongly influences the circadian rhythm; the passage from incandescence lamps to LED lighting and the growing use of electronic devices have also raised questions on the possible health consequences of increasing blue light exposure. This Special Issue aims to collect contributions that explore the health consequences of shift work and the disruption of the biological clock which are of interest to occupational medicine and public health. Papers which discuss how the effects of work or lifestyle factors that interfere with the biological clock can be prevented or minimized are particularly invited.
Dr. Massimo Bracci
Manuscript Submission Information
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- shift workers
- shift work schedule
- night shift work
- blue light
- circadian rhythms
- biological clock
- clock genes