Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Study links Italian cement plants to higher cases of mesothelioma

27 Apr 2015 by Temp Temple under Research/Treatment

cement Stockage de ciments by Oussama zrafi Own work. Licensed under CC BY SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons 100x100 Study links Italian cement plants to higher cases of mesotheliomaA number of cement plants in Italy have been linked to clusters of mesothelioma victims across the country, according to the results of a new study. Those affected by the deadly disease range from former cement plant employees to even women living nearby the plants. Mesothelioma occurs when fibers, like those used in the Italian cement plants, have been inhaled or ingested. The fatal cancer can form along the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or, in rare cases, the heart. Unfortunately, there is still no known cure for mesothelioma. (more…)


Former asbestos executives found guilty; landmark verdict in Italy

15 Feb 2012 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Legal, News, Organizations

eternit giustizia 300x194 Former asbestos executives found guilty; landmark verdict in ItalyA landmark verdict handed down by a three-judge panel in Turin, Italy, could set a precedent for manufacturers dealing with toxic environmental substances, like . Following a two-year trial, two former executives of a Swiss building-products company were found guilty on criminal charges, held responsible for the deaths of more than 3,000 people who lived and worked around four Italian cement factories. has been proven to cause deadly diseases, including mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen and, in rare cases, the heart. The verdict was handed down Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (more…)