La sorveglianza epidemiologica del mesotelioma maligno in Italia: dati d'incidenza ed esposizione ad amianto del Registro nazionale dei mesoteliomi (ReNaM).

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiological surveillance of malignant mesothelioma cases in Italy: incidence and asbestos exposure figures by the Italian mesothelioma registry (ReNaM)

Alessandro Marinaccio, Alessandra Binazzi, Gabriella Cauzillo, Elisabetta Chellini, Renata De Zotti, Valerio Gennaro, Massimo Menegozzo, Carolina Mensi, Enzo Merler, Dario Mirabelli, Marina Musti, Franco Pannelli, Antonio Romanelli, Alberto Scarselli, Sergio Tosi, Rosario Tumino, Massimo Nesti

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Abstract

The Study describes the epidemiological surveillance of mesothelioma cases carried out by the Italian mesothelioma register (ReNaM). A Regional Operating Centre (COR) is present in nearly all Italian regions (17 out of 20) and it collects malignant mesothelioma cases and investigate the modalities of asbestos exposure by using a structured questionnaire. The register produces malignant mesothelioma incidence measures and analyses of the modalities of the asbestos exposure. The standardized incidence rate of malignant mesothelioma in 2001 was 2.98 (in 100,000 inhabitants) among men and 0.98 among women; a professional (certain, probable, possible) exposure has been detected in 67.4% of defined cases. In addition to the conventional sectors (shipbuilding, railways repair and demolition, asbestos-cement production), also textile, building, transport, chemical and glass industries, petroleum and sugar refineries, electricity production and distribution plants are getting involved. Despite the absence of some regions completing the national coverage and the non homogeneity in collecting and coding data, the epidemiological surveillance of malignant mesothelioma carried out by ReNaM is an important tool for the scientific knowledge and the prevention of asbestos-related diseases.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiological surveillance of malignant mesothelioma cases in Italy: incidence and asbestos exposure figures by the Italian mesothelioma registry (ReNaM)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume31
Issue number4 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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