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Occupational cancer in Italy: evaluating the extent of compensated cases in the period 1994-2006.
Am J Ind Med. 2009 Nov; 52(11):859-67.AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study is to analyze occupational cancer claims compensated in the industrial sector in Italy between 1994 and 2006.

METHODS

A descriptive analysis of compensated occupational cancers based on the Italian Workers' Compensation Authority (INAIL) data was performed. Summary statistics were compiled by sex and age of worker, cancer type, workplace agent and economic sector. The temporal trend in the period 1994-2006 was investigated for the most frequently compensated cancers (mesothelioma and lung cancer from asbestos; nasal cavities cancer from wood and leather dust).

RESULTS

Between 1994 and 2006, 6,243 cancer claims were compensated by INAIL due to occupational exposure in the industrial sector. Most (5,288, or 85%) of these compensated claims occurred in the period 2000-2006, when the annual mean of the most compensated cancers increased approximately four times compared to the period 1994-1999.

CONCLUSIONS

There is an increasing trend in compensation for work-related cancers in Italy in recent years, even if occupational cancers are still widely underreported.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Occupational Medicine Department, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention (ISPESL), Rome, Italy. alberto.scarselli@ispesl.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19764072

Citation

Scarselli, Alberto, et al. "Occupational Cancer in Italy: Evaluating the Extent of Compensated Cases in the Period 1994-2006." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 52, no. 11, 2009, pp. 859-67.
Scarselli A, Scano P, Marinaccio A, et al. Occupational cancer in Italy: evaluating the extent of compensated cases in the period 1994-2006. Am J Ind Med. 2009;52(11):859-67.
Scarselli, A., Scano, P., Marinaccio, A., & Iavicoli, S. (2009). Occupational cancer in Italy: evaluating the extent of compensated cases in the period 1994-2006. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 52(11), 859-67. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.20758
Scarselli A, et al. Occupational Cancer in Italy: Evaluating the Extent of Compensated Cases in the Period 1994-2006. Am J Ind Med. 2009;52(11):859-67. PubMed PMID: 19764072.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Occupational cancer in Italy: evaluating the extent of compensated cases in the period 1994-2006. AU - Scarselli,Alberto, AU - Scano,Patrizia, AU - Marinaccio,Alessandro, AU - Iavicoli,Sergio, PY - 2009/9/19/entrez PY - 2009/9/19/pubmed PY - 2010/2/2/medline SP - 859 EP - 67 JF - American journal of industrial medicine JO - Am J Ind Med VL - 52 IS - 11 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to analyze occupational cancer claims compensated in the industrial sector in Italy between 1994 and 2006. METHODS: A descriptive analysis of compensated occupational cancers based on the Italian Workers' Compensation Authority (INAIL) data was performed. Summary statistics were compiled by sex and age of worker, cancer type, workplace agent and economic sector. The temporal trend in the period 1994-2006 was investigated for the most frequently compensated cancers (mesothelioma and lung cancer from asbestos; nasal cavities cancer from wood and leather dust). RESULTS: Between 1994 and 2006, 6,243 cancer claims were compensated by INAIL due to occupational exposure in the industrial sector. Most (5,288, or 85%) of these compensated claims occurred in the period 2000-2006, when the annual mean of the most compensated cancers increased approximately four times compared to the period 1994-1999. CONCLUSIONS: There is an increasing trend in compensation for work-related cancers in Italy in recent years, even if occupational cancers are still widely underreported. SN - 1097-0274 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19764072/Occupational_cancer_in_Italy:_evaluating_the_extent_of_compensated_cases_in_the_period_1994_2006_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.20758 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -