Proportional mortality of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) workers: a preliminary report.

@article{Cocco1997ProportionalMO,
  title={Proportional mortality of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) workers: a preliminary report.},
  author={Pierluigi Cocco and Aaron Blair and Prof. S. Congia and G. Mitchell Saba and Costantino Flore and M R Ecca and Claudia Palmas},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1997},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={299-303}
}
The authors conducted a proportional mortality study of 1,043 deaths that occurred between 1956 and 1992 among men who used mainly dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) in an anti-malarial campaign in Sardinia, Italy, during the late 1940s. For each cause of interest, investigators compared observed deaths with expected deaths. The estimated DDT exposure ranged from 170 to 600 mg/m3 in indoor operations and from 24 to 86 mg/m3 in outdoor operations. Workers directly exposed to DDT had a… CONTINUE READING