Corpus ID: 32654812

Long-term health effects of the occupational exposure to DDT. A preliminary report.

  title={Long-term health effects of the occupational exposure to DDT. A preliminary report.},
  author={P. Cocco and A. Blair and P. Congia and G. Saba and A. Ecca and C. Palmas},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
We conducted a proportional mortality study of 1043 deaths among men who took part in an antimalarial campaign in Sardinia, Italy from 1946 to 1950. DDT comprised 94% of the insecticide used during the campaign, and was sprayed over the soil of the entire region at an average concentration of 10 mg/m2, as well as in all dwellings and animal shelters. Expected deaths were derived from the proportional mortality rates of the general Italian male population, specific by cause, 5-year age groups… Expand
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