Mesotheliomas in some selected Italian population groups

C. Maltoni, C. Pinto

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The analysis of 335 cases of mesothelioma observed at the Ramazzini Foundation and the Bologna Institute of Oncology has shown: 1) a high percentage of correlation of these tumours with asbestos exposure; 2) a large number of population categories potentially exposed to asbestos fibres and therefore at risk of developing mesothelioma; and 3) the high risk of mesothelioma among people exposed in various circumstances to asbestos used in railroads and sugar refinery plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-332
Number of pages12
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Asbestos
  • Groups at risk of mesothelioma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Railroads
  • Sugar refinery plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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