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Male genital tract birth defects have been associated in previous studies with several prenatal exposures to environmental and dietary risk factors. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between hypospadias and cryptorchidism, and the dietary habits of an agricultural population in Italy. A population-based case-control study was(More)
The study is a further follow-up of a cohort of 168 urban pesticide applicators of the municipality of Rome who were first employed in 1946. An earlier analysis of the mortality of this group concerned the deaths observed up to 1987, and showed a significant excess in mortality from liver cancer. In this report we present an updated follow up of the(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are suspected risk factors in the etiology of hypospadias. The aim of this case-control study was to test the hypothesis of an association between maternal environmental exposures to EDCs and hypospadias in the offspring. METHODS Detailed questionnaire data on occupational and dietary(More)
The aim of the study was to explore the role of environmental exposures to pesticides in the birth prevalence of hypospadias and cryptorchidism, in the 12 agricultural municipalities of Ragusa Sicily. Data on the birth prevalence of the two birth defects were obtained from the local pediatric services for the period 1998-2002. Municipalities were ranked(More)
Abstract This was an open case-control study of the possible association between parental occupational and domestic exposures to potential endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) assessed by questionnaire and cryptorchidism and hypospadias in their offspring in the agricultural area of Ragusa. Cases of infants born between 1998 and 2002 with either of these(More)
Environmental factors appear to be important in the etiology of testicular cancer. In this study, the authors identified some risk factors for testicular cancer, paying particular attention to prenatal and early life exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Using a questionnaire, the authors obtained information on male participants' environmental(More)
PURPOSE Workers of cement production are exposed to alkaline dust with irritant effects on the respiratory system. Most previous studies have examined workers in cement/asbestos factories, but there is limited information of the effects of exposures to Portland cement alone. The present study examines the effects of cement dust in a cohort of Portland(More)
Regulation 1272/2008 includes provisions for two types of classification: harmonised classification and self-classification. The harmonised classification of substances is decided at Community level and a list of harmonised classifications is included in the Annex VI of the classification, labelling and packaging Regulation (CLP). If a chemical substance is(More)
The goal of Occupational Medicine and Hygiene is that of ensuring safety, health and well-being at workplaces, mainly assessing and preventing existing occupational risks. Scientific research in this field can provide useful arguments and further evidence upon which effective, efficient and sustainable policies and preventive measures have to be chosen and(More)
PURPOSE Methylergometrine maleate is an ergot alkaloid frequently used in obstetrics for prevention and treatment of post partum haemorrhage. Accidental administration of this medicine to newborns can cause severe effects and should be carefully prevented. The present paper is aimed at describing the main characteristics of cases accidentally exposed to(More)