In the framework of SENTIERI Project, this study is aimed to identify excess risks of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in Italian National Priority Contaminated Sites (NPCSs) included in the national environmental remediation programme and to discuss the results by means of data available from the Italian National Mesothelioma Registry (ReNaM). Re- NaM has a regional structure with Regional Operational Centres (CORs) in charge of identifying mesothelioma incident cases and defining the asbestos exposure modalities thought an individual questionnaire. Starting from the 44 NPCSs selected in SENTIERI Project, we excluded Calabria and Sardinia Regions from the analyses (3 NPCSs). Furthermore, for 2 sites (Emarese in Valle d'Aosta and Tito in Basilicata) no incident MM cases have been detected in the considered period. Incident cases of MM and Standardized Incidence Ratios (SIR), with corresponding 90% confidence intervals, have been estimated in each NPCS, for both gender, in the period 2000-2011. Age-standardized rates of Italian geographical macro-areas (North- East, North-West, Centre, South and Islands) have been used to estimate expected cases. For every analyzed site, the occupational and non-occupational asbestos exposure modalities are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health