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Michele Mellara e Alessandro Rossi,directors of "Vivere che Rischio" the documentary film on Professor Cesare Maltoni, founder of the Ramazzini Institute. More about Maltoni: Professor Cesare Maltoni, a renowned leader in the research of the hazards of carcinogens in the workplace, died on January 22, 2001 at the age of 70. Born in Faenza (Ravenna), Italy on November 17, 1930, he received his M.D. degree from the University of Bologna in 1954-1955. He was Director of the Institute of Oncology of Bologna (1964 to 1997), Director of the Bologna Centre for the Prevention and Detection of Tumours and Oncological Research (1966 to 1989), and Scientific Director, European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences "B. Ramazzini" from 1993 until he died. Maltoni conducted long-term carcinogenic studies on some 200 agents. He was the first to demonstrate that vinyl chloride is a carcinogen that produces, among other tumors, angiosarcoma of the liver. He was the first to show that benzene is a powerful multipotential carcinogen. Maltoni authored more than 700 original scientific publications, books, and proceedings. He was editor and coeditor of many journals. Among his many awards were the Stokinger Award, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Kansas City, 1995; International Award "B. Ramazzini" of the Collegium Ramazzini, Washington, 1995; International I.J. Selikoff Memorial Award, Washington, 1995; and the Sigillum Magnum of the University of Bologna, 1997. Many fellow Ramazzinians and his coworkers wish to be considered part of the group of, as he once wrote, his "always family friends" and to remember happy moments when we were together. A man of great stature and many contributions, Cesare Maltoni will never be forgotten. (Source: Mehlman MA. - Remembering Professor Cesare Maltoni.)

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