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Artificial light at night: a neglected population health concern of the built environment

Margaret Grose
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Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia. Email: mgrose@unimelb.edu.au

Health Promotion Journal of Australia 25(3) 193-195 https://doi.org/10.1071/HE14045
Submitted: 31 May 2014  Accepted: 28 July 2014   Published: 1 December 2014


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