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Document ID (ISN)105300
CIS number 06-829
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miligi L., Aprea C., Settimi L.
Title Health risk and occupation in agricultural settings in Italy
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2005, Vol.11, No.1, p.96-102. 52 ref.
Abstract This literature survey reviews studies on the association between cancer and occupation in agricultural settings in Italy, focusing on exposure to pesticides. Most of the cohort studies evaluated cancer mortality in licensed pesticide users. Several case-control studies considered haematolymphopoietic malignancies, and the most recent studies observed increased risks for use of specific chemical classes of pesticides. It is suggested that a national surveillance system should be implemented to identify areas at high risk and to promote exposure control programs.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; Italy; agriculture; health hazards; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; pesticide poisoning; role of government; cancer; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals