Nunzia Linzalone

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OBJECTIVE to conduct an epidemiological descriptive study on malformed newborns residing in the Municipality of Gela during 1991-2002 to compare theprevalences observed with those reported by the registries operating in Sicily, in Italy and in the scientific literature. DESIGN AND SETTING epidemiological descriptive study in the area of the Municipality(More)
OBJECTIVE The study describes briefly the current situation of the surveillance of congenital anomalies in Italy and gives an insight into the province of Siracusa in order to better characterise health status of populations residing in an area at high environmental risk. PARTICIPANTS The authors, who coordinate the Italian registries of congenital(More)
Avoiding or minimizing potential environmental impact is the driving idea behind protecting a population's health via Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs). However, both are often carried out without any systematic approach. This paper describes the findings of a review of HIA, EIA andSEA experiences carried(More)
OBJECTIVE Updating current reviews on epidiomiological studies on health effects of waste landfill sites. MATERIALS Seven ecological studies, two health monitoring investigations and two environmental investigations performed between 2000 and 2004 are discussed. RESULTS Excesses of risk for cancer incidence, mortality and congenital malformations or no(More)
The Emilia-Romagna regional government decided to develop a monitoring and surveillance system, known as MonITER (Incineration Monitoring on the Emilia-Romagna Territory), in 8 areas characterized by the presence of municipal waste incinerating plants.The project was divided into 7 lines, among these the number 6 developed a procedure of Health Impact(More)
OBJECTIVES to evaluate whether exposure to an urban waste incinerator plant operating in Arezzo (Tuscany Region, Central Italy) since the 2000 is associated with mortality and morbidity. DESIGN a population-based cohort study of inhabitants living close to the incinerator in the period 2001-2010 was conducted. The individual exposure histories to the(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between reproductive health outcomes and exposure to municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWIs) is inconclusive. This study investigates the association between exposure to a MSWI and various reproductive outcomes (preterm birth, low birth weight, small for gestational age, and sex ratio), taking into account other sources of(More)