Italian pool of asbestos workers cohorts: mortality trends of asbestos-related neoplasms after long time since first exposure
Occupational and environmental medicine | 5 Aug 2017
D Ferrante, E Chellini, E Merler, V Pavone, S Silvestri, L Miligi, G Gorini, V Bressan, P Girardi, L Ancona, E Romeo, F Luberto, O Sala, C Scarnato, S Menegozzo, E Oddone, S Tunesi, P Perticaroli, A Pettinari, F Cuccaro, S Mattioli, A Baldassarre, F Barone-Adesi, T Cena, P Legittimo, A Marinaccio, D Mirabelli, M Musti, R Pirastu, A Ranucci and C Magnani
Asbestos is a known human carcinogen, with evidence for malignant mesothelioma (MM), cancers of lung, ovary, larynx and possibly other organs. MM rates are predicted to increase with a power of time since first exposure (TSFE), but the possible long-term attenuation of the trend is debated. The asbestos ban enforced in Italy in 1992 gives an opportunity to measure long-term cancer risk in formerly exposed workers.
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