Ecological studies of cancer incidence in an area interested by dumping waste sites in Campania (Italy).

  title={Ecological studies of cancer incidence in an area interested by dumping waste sites in Campania (Italy).},
  author={L Fazzo and Marco De Santis and Francesco Mitis and Marta Benedetti and Marco Martuzzi and Pietro Comba and Mario Fusco},
  journal={Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita},
  volume={47 2},
Cancer incidence was investigated in an area which has been affected by the illegal practices of dumping hazardous waste and setting fire to mismanaged waste. For the 35 municipalities of this area that are served by a Cancer Registry, municipal standardized incidence ratios (SIR) and hierarchical Bayesian estimators (BIR) were computed. Moreover, municipal spatial clustering and a Poisson regression by municipality index of waste-related exposure were performed for 10 cancer types. Increased… CONTINUE READING
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