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Document ID (ISN)110298
CIS number 09-1251
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Musti M., Pollice A., Cavone D., Dragonieri S., Bilancia M.
Title The relationship between malignant mesothelioma and an asbestos cement plant environmental risk: A spatial case-control study in the city of Bari (Italy)
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.489-497. Illus. 45 ref.
Abstract To estimate the mesothelioma risk and environmental asbestos exposure due to an Italian asbestos-cement plant, 48 incident cases of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in the period 1993-2003 were selected from the regional mesothelioma register, together with 273 controls randomly-selected among residents of the region having died from other causes. The mesothelioma risk was estimated by means of a logistic-regression model, in which the probability of mesothelioma occurrence was expressed as a function of distances from the plant. A significant MM odds ratio of 5.29 was found for persons living within a range up to 500m of the plant.
Descriptors (primary) mesothelioma; Italy; asbestos cement industry; neighbourhood populations; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; hazard evaluation; statistical evaluation; health service records; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cement and concrete