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Frog as Sentinel of Human Cancer Incidence in Southern Italy’s So-Called ‘Terra dei Fuochi’
Valeria Maselli 1  
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Viviana Maresca 1  
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Lucilla Fusco 1  
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Simona Petrelli 1  
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Emilia Galdiero 1  
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Marco Guida 1  
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Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo, Napoli, Italy
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Viviana Maresca   

università di Napoli Federico II, Via cinthia, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Online publish date: 2019-05-17
Publish date: 2019-05-28
Submission date: 2018-05-24
Final revision date: 2018-07-27
Acceptance date: 2018-08-07
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2019;28(5):3527–3532
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The southern Italy waste management crisis has reached epic proportions, posing grave health risks to the populations. Epidemiological data from Campania indicated that there might be a causal relationship between illegal dumping of toxic substances and incidence of cancer. Our data showed the relationship between the wrong management of municipal toxic waste and the effects on human health, demonstrated by monitoring the DNA damage in animal sentinel edible frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus).
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