Quirra is a village located in the Italian island of Sardinia, close to a big military base where ballistic missiles and weapons are tested. In the past years and recently, the zone has been called to the attention of the media due to the so-called "Quirra syndrome", an apparently off-normal incidence of illnesses in that zone. The media indicated a possible cause of the above situation in the military use of Depleted Uranium. The paper carries out a statistical assessment to verify if the "Quirra syndrome" exists, in order to evaluate health effects. Moreover, one of the causes of possible pollution - electromagnetic fields due to military warfare use - is addressed, by means also of experimental measurements carried out on site. The results show that, on one side, the so-called "Quirra syndrome" has epidemiological relevance, and, on the other, the measured levels of electromagnetic fields show artificial pollution and require more investigation.
Environmental pollution and health effects in the Quirra area, Sardinia (Italy) / Zucchetti, Massimo; Coraddu, Massimo; Littarru, Basilio; Cristaldi, Mauro. - In: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN. - ISSN 1018-4619. - STAMPA. - 20:3a(2011), pp. 810-817.
|Titolo:||Environmental pollution and health effects in the Quirra area, Sardinia (Italy)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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