Sistema di sorveglianza delle intossicazioni acute da fitosanitari: La casistica rilevata nel 2005

Translated title of the contribution: Italian program for Surveillance of Acute Pesticide-Related Illnesses: Cases identified in 2005

L. Settimi, F. Davanzo, A. Travaglia, C. Locatelli, I. Cilento, C. Volpe, A. Russo, G. Miceli, A. Fracassi, P. Maiozzi, I. Marcello, F. Sesan, E. Urbani

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Abstract

In 2005, the Italian System for Surveillance of Acute Pesticide-Related Illnesses (SIAF) identified 625 cases, among which 520 unintentionally exposed. The majority of these subjects were men (75%) and aged 26-65 years (65%). About 63% of all exposures occurred at work. Severity for these illnesses was low for 94% and moderate for 5%. Four cases were classified as illnesses of high severity. Some 70% of all the reported exposures occurred between May and September. The active ingredients responsible for the largest number of cases were: glyphosate (n. 56), copper sulphate (n. 55), methomyl (n.=52), metam-sodium (n. 24). Three episodes of collective environmental exposure to soil fumigants involving 23 subjects were also detected.

Translated title of the contributionItalian program for Surveillance of Acute Pesticide-Related Illnesses: Cases identified in 2005
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)264-266
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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