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Mortality study in an asbestos cement factory in Naples, Italy.

Overview of attention for article published in Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità, January 2011
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Title
Mortality study in an asbestos cement factory in Naples, Italy.
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Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità, January 2011
DOI 10.4415/ann_11_03_10
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Menegozzo, Simona, Comba, Pietro, Ferrante, Daniela, De Santis, Marco, Gorini, Giuseppe, Izzo, Francesco, Magnani, Corrado, Pirastu, Roberta, Simonetti, Andrea, Tùnesi, Sara, Menegozzo, Massimo

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to investigate mortality among 1247 male asbestos-cement workers employed in an asbestos-cement plant located in Naples. The cohort included 1247 men hired between 1950 and 1986. The follow-up began on January 1st 1965. The vital status and causes of death were ascertained up to December 31 2005. Cause-specific mortality rates of the Campania Region population were used as reference. Relative risks were estimated using Standardized Mortality Ratios (SMRs), and the confidence intervals were calculated at a 95% level (95% CI). A significant increase in mortality was observed for respiratory disease (81 deaths; SMR = 187; 95% CI = 149- 233), particularly for pneumoconiosis (42 deaths; SMR = 13 313; 95% CI = 9595-17 996) of which 41 deaths for asbestosis (SMR = 43 385; 95% CI = 31 134-58 857), for pleural cancer (24 deaths; SMR = 2617; 95% CI = 1677-3893), for lung cancer (84 deaths; SMR=153; 95% CI = 122-189) and for peritoneal cancer (9 deaths; SMR = 1985; 95% CI = 908-3769). Non-significant increases were also observed for rectum cancer (6 deaths; SMR = 157; 95% CI = 58-342). In conclusion, consistently with other mortality studies on asbestos-cement workers performed in different countries, an increased mortality from asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma was detected in the present cohort.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 50%
Unknown 1 50%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 250%
Other 3 150%
Lecturer 1 50%
Librarian 1 50%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 50%
Other 3 150%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 550%
Environmental Science 1 50%
Social Sciences 1 50%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 50%

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