Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia. 2007 Jul-Sep;29(3 Suppl):640-1. [Link]

Luisi V, Marinaccio A, Mera ES, Dario R, Licchelli B, Molinini R.

U.O. Medicina del Lavoro Ospedaliera, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico di Bari, P.zza Giulio Cesare, 11, 70124 Bari.


The case of a barman who suffer from Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) has been signaled. For this case it has been documented a possible source of occupational exposure to asbestos caused by the presence of asbestos components in the professional espressos coffee machines. In some gaskets which are part of these coffee machines, we verified the presence of chrysotile fibers. Italian National Mesothelioma Register have reported a MM case with a professional origin arised in a barman with a certain diagnosis in 1999 (Tuscany Region).