API is a company refining petroleum products located in Falconara Marittima (Ancona Province, Marche Region, Central Italy). Thanks to the pressure made by citizens' committees, which considered the plant as a risk source for the population residing in the surroundings municipalities, Marche Region as institution asked for an epidemiological survey. This survey found a significative excess in deaths for haematological tumours in women and in a sub-group of retired and elderly. The results were published in one report and two scientific journals, and were also presented during a public meeting. It was urgent to made public health intervention, which were called for, but up to now nothing has been done. Here, the reconstruction of this affair, from the start of the epidemiological survey up to the more recent development in terms of public health.
|Translated title of the contribution||Excess deaths for haematological tumours in Falconara Marittima (Marche Region, Central Italy): short story from the epidemiological survey up to now|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Epidemiologia e prevenzione|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 10 2017|
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