The Seveso accident

P. A. Bertazzi, A. C. Pesatori and C. Zocchetti

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI:
The Seveso accident

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This chapter describes studies conducted on a population exposed to dioxin following an explosion at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy. The available results failed to provide either fully comprehensive documentation of the effects of the accident on the exposed subjects, or conclusive evidence of the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on humans. The extension of the follow-up, along with the initiation of new studies, will help bridge the cap in knowledge about human toxicity of TCDD and long-term health impacts of the Seveso accident.

Keywords: environmental exposure assessment; dioxin; Sevesa; contamination; small-area studies

Chapter.  7228 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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