Unusually high incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma in a town of eastern Sicily: an epidemiological and environmental study.

@article{Paoletti2000UnusuallyHI,
  title={Unusually high incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma in a town of eastern Sicily: an epidemiological and environmental study.},
  author={L. M. Paoletti and D Batisti and Caterina Bruno and Massimiliano Di Paola and Antonio Gianfagna and Marina Mastrantonio and Massimo Nesti and Pietro Comba},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={392-8}
}
In a recent epidemiological study, researchers investigated mortality from malignant pleural neoplasms in Italy, and they detected some geographic clusters of cases of this disease. We found a town located in a volcanic area of eastern Sicily to be of special interest. The residents, some of whom were diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, had never had any relevant exposure to asbestos during their professional lives. The results of an environmental survey suggested that a possible cause of… CONTINUE READING

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