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Epidemiol Prev. 2017 Sep-Dec;41(5-6):241-242. doi: 10.19191/EP17.5-6.P241.082.

[The opponent you do not just imagine. The case of Falconara Marittima (Marche Region, Central Italy)].

[Article in Italian]

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l'Ondaverde Onlus.


Falconara Marittima (Marche Region, Central Italy) is declared to be an area at high risk of environmental crisis, due to the presence of a refinery plant. In 2004, Marche Region funded an epidemiological survey to assess atmospheric risks linked to the refinery. This survey was conducted by the Italian National Cancer Institute of Milan, and citizens actively contributed. An excess for leukaemias and an increase in non-Hodgkin lymphomas were showed. These results were confirmed also by the Regional Environmental Protection Agency and the Regional Health Authority. But Marche Region and the Municipalities chose to not report the situation: the same Institutions, which at the beginning sided the citizens, became an opponent for health protection.

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