The Seveso accident

P. A. Bertazzi, A. C. Pesatori, C. Zocchetti

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes studies conducted on a population exposed to dioxin following an explosion at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy. The available results failed to provide either fully comprehensive documentation of the effects of the accident on the exposed subjects, or conclusive evidence of the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on humans. The extension of the follow-up, along with the initiation of new studies, will help bridge the cap in knowledge about human toxicity of TCDD and long-term health impacts of the Seveso accident.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191723636, 0192622358, 9780192622358
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Contamination
  • Dioxin
  • Environmental exposure assessment
  • Sevesa
  • Small-area studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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