|Document ID (ISN)||110298|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Musti M., Pollice A., Cavone D., Dragonieri S., Bilancia M.
||The relationship between malignant mesothelioma and an asbestos cement plant environmental risk: A spatial case-control study in the city of Bari (Italy)
||Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.489-497. Illus. 45 ref.
||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.
||mesothelioma; Italy; asbestos cement industry; neighbourhood populations; risk factors
||mortality; hazard evaluation; statistical evaluation; health service records; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Cement and concrete