|Document ID (ISN)||100817|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Ascoli V., Fantini F., Carnovale-Scalzo C., Blasetti F., Bruno C., Di Domenicantonio R., Lo Presti E., Pasetto R., Nardi F., Comba P.
||Malignant mesothelioma in the industrial area of Colleferro
||Mesotelioma maligno nel comprensorio industriale di Colleferro [in Italian]|
||Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.91, No.6, p.547-564. 32 ref.
||The occurrence of pleural and peritoneal malignant mesothelioma among workers in a large chemical plant near Rome in Italy is analysed. The plant produces organic chemicals, acid mixtures, insecticides and explosives. It is also involved in the manufacturing of rail rolling stock. Asbestos was extensively used in the past. Hospital records reveal 18 cases of malignant mesothelioma (pleural/peritoneal ratio of 2.75:1) among workers and/or residents. In the area surrounding the same chemical plant the incidence of confirmed mesothelioma per 100,000 is 10.1 among men and 4.1 among women, which are the highest rates reported so far in Italy. Besides confirming the risk of mesothelioma in railroad rolling stock manufacturing and asbestos-insulated pipe maintenance workers, a cluster of malignant mesothelioma is also identified in explosives production workers.
||manufacturing industries; peritoneal mesothelioma; pleural mesothelioma; asbestos
||Italy; pipes and fittings; railway equipment; chemical plant; explosives industry; occupational health survey; epidemiologic study; job-exposure relation; files
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)