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Table 16.4130 Cases of Mesothelioma in Italy due to Asbestos Used in Railroads: Distribution According to Category of Population Exposed and Site of Neoplasia

No. of Cases of Mesothelioma
Category of Population ExposedPleuralPericardialPeritonealPleuroperitonealTotal
Asbestos exposure due to job assignments
Workers of the FS,* especially machinists7411177
Rolling-stock machinists and workers engaged in the repair and demolition the rails, of workshops not belonging to the FS4005045
Asbestos exposure due to workplace pollution
Personnel working on rolling stock, not employed by the FS30003
Asbestos exposure due to family contact
Family members of exposed workers of the FS and of workshops not belonging to the FS50005

FS, Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian State Railroads).

From Maltoni et al. 30 Reproduced by permission.

From: Chapter 16, Physical Carcinogens

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