Cancer mortality among workers in a thermoelectric power plant

G. Cammarano, P. Crosignani, F. Berrino, G. Berra

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At a thermoelectric power plant in Turbigo (Milan, Italy), an analysis of the technological process has shown the presence of exposure to several carcinogens: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, asbestos, hydrazine, polychlorinated biphenyls, chromium, nickel, and beryllium. An epidemiological study was carried out to quantify the effect of the detected exposures on the workers, and the cancer mortality of the cohort was compared with the corresponding rates from the closest town and with cancer register data from a nearby province. Excess mortality was found for workers with 10 or more years of employment; the median latency time was about 20 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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