Inquinamento urbano, benzene e cancro: Studio retrospettivo di mortalità tra autisti di autobus e vigili urbani

Translated title of the contribution: Urban pollution, benzene and cancer: A retrospective mortality study in bus drivers and traffic guards

A. C. Pesatori, M. Bonzini, D. Consonni, A. Baccarelli, P. A. Bertazzi, A. Colombi, P. G. Duca, F. Merlo

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Abstract

A multi-center European study identified occupational groups exposed to low or very low benzene levels. We report the main findings of the mortality study among bus drivers and traffic police officers in Genoa and Milan, Italy. The study included all male workers employed in the period from 1949-79. The follow-up study covered the period 1960-1998. Elevated risks of lung cancer and Hodgkin's disease were found among bus drivers. Mortality from Hodgkin's disease was also found to have increased among traffic police officers in Milan. The increased risk of lung cancer among bus drivers was positively associated with the length of employment and latency. Airborne pollutants might be a plausible explanation for these findings.

Translated title of the contributionUrban pollution, benzene and cancer: A retrospective mortality study in bus drivers and traffic guards
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume26
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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