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Special Issue "Epidemiological Surveillance Systems of Asbestos-Related Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 April 2023) | Viewed by 3849
Special Issue Editors
Interests: occupational and environmental epidemiology; occupational cancer; asbestos-related diseases; injuries and occupational diseases; climate change and occupational health and safety; epidemiological surveillance systems
Interests: occupational health; environmental and public health; risk assessment; risk management; work accidents and occupational diseases; occupational health services
Interests: occupational and environmental epidemiology; occupational cancer; asbestos-related diseases; injuries and occupational diseases; nasal cancer; epidemiological surveillance systems
Special Issue Information
The Global Burden of Disease estimates asbestos exposure, both in occupational and environmental settings, to cause annually around 255,000 deaths worldwide and an impressive amount in social costs and human suffering. There is undisputable evidence that exposure to asbestos causes malignant mesothelioma and lung, larynx and ovarian cancers. Furthermore, positive associations of asbestos with pharynx, stomach and colorectum cancers have been recognized.
The epidemiological surveillance of asbestos-related diseases is a fundamental tool for monitoring the spread of health effects of asbestos use in the past, for identifying unexpected sources of contamination of asbestos in work settings and in the environment, for supporting the insurance systems in providing compensations for occupational diseases efficiently.
Actually, in a substantial range of countries in which asbestos production, import and use has been banned, there are significant experiences of epidemiological surveillance systems of mesothelioma incident cases or mortality. However, territorial coverage, inclusion criteria, diagnostic methods for coding and classifying cases and the modalities of investigation of asbestos exposure generally differ across countries, and reliable experiences of surveillance in countries still using asbestos are scarce.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of epidemiological surveillance systems of asbestos-related diseases. Papers dealing with the perspective of harmonizing methods among countries and commentaries from countries where asbestos is not banned are also welcome.
Dr. Alessandro Marinaccio
Dr. Diana Gagliardi
Dr. Alessandra Binazzi
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- asbestos-related diseases
- epidemiological surveillance systems
- asbestos exposure
- occupational cancer registry
- occupational and environmental epidemiology