Cancer mortality among workers in a thermoelectric power plant

G Cammarano, P Crosignani, F Berrino, G Berra
1984 Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health  
MD3 CAMMARANO G, CROSIGNANI P, BERRINO F, BERRA G. Cancer mortality among workers in a thermoelectric power plant. Scand J Work Environ Health 10 (1984) 259-261. At a thermoelectric power plant in Turbigo (Milan, Italy), an analysis of the technological process has shown the presence of exposure to several carcinogens: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, asbestos, hydrazine, polychlorinated biphenyls, chromium, nickel, and beryllium. An epidemiologic study was carried out to quantify the effect
more » ... antify the effect of the detected exposures on the workers, and the cancer mortality of the cohort was compared with the corresponding rates from the closest town and with cancer register data from a nearby province. Excess mortality was found for workers with 10 or more years of employment; the median latency time was about 20 years.
doi:10.5271/sjweh.2333 fatcat:f4mnwr7mkzhxvbvvlucpfxoovq