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Med Lav. 1989 Mar-Apr;80(2):148-54.

[Mortality caused by pleural mesothelioma in the 1979-1983 lustre in Italy regarding provinces and single local health districts].

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The geographic distribution of deaths from pleural mesothelioma in Italian provinces was analysed over the five-year period 1979-1983. In the provinces where the mortality rates were markedly higher than the national average, a further analysis was made on the data referred to the local health districts (USSL) of each province. It was thus possible, in some cases, to identify small, high risk areas which corresponded, as expected, to the location of large factories or shipyards using asbestos.

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