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Title: Inquinamento urbano, benzene e cancro : studio retrospettivo di mortalità tra autisti di autobus e vigili urbani
Authors: PESATORI, ANGELA CECILIA (First author)
BONZINI, MATTEO (Second author)
BACCARELLI, ANDREA
BERTAZZI, PIETRO ALBERTO
COLOMBI, ANTONIO LUCIANO PAOLO
DUCA, PIERGIORGIO (Second to last author)
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.
Keywords: Bus drivers ; Hodgkin lymphoma ; Mortality ; Traffic police officers
MIUR subjects: MED/44 - Medicina del Lavoro
Publication date: 2004
Citation: Inquinamento urbano, benzene e cancro : studio retrospettivo di mortalità tra autisti di autobus e vigili urbani / A.C. Pesatori, M. Bonzini, D. Consonni, A. Baccarelli, P.A. Bertazzi, A. Colombi, P.G. Duca, F. Merlo. - In: Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro e di ergonomia. - ISSN 1592-7830. - 26:4 Suppl.(2004), pp. 318-319. ((Intervento presentato al 67. convegno Congresso nazionale SIMLII : Monitoraggio biologico e ambienti confinati non industriali : aggiornamenti e prospettive tenutosi a Sorrento nel 2004.
Type: Article (author)

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