Prof. Vito Foŕ passed away

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Prof. Vito Foŕ passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Professor Vito Foŕ, ICOH Honorary member.

After his graduation in occupational medicine and toxicology, he started working at the industrial hygiene laboratory of the Clinica del Lavoro of Milan in 1958 and was involved in occupational toxicology. In 1977 he was appointed as Director of the Department of occupational toxicology and industrial hygiene.

He was Professor of Occupational Medicine at the University of Milan and at the University of Bari, Italy.

With Luigi Ambrosi, he published the handbook “Medicina del Lavoro”.

He was the President of the ICOH Centennial Congress held in Milan, Italy in 2006. On that occasion, he was nominated ICOH Honorary member for his contribution in the promotion of occupational health.

In his continuous support to ICOH, it is worth mentioning his contribution to the Italian edition of the ICOH Code of Ethics, first published in 2006.

He was the Director of the scientific journal “La Medicina del Lavoro” until 2015.

We are grateful to Prof. Foŕ for his active role in ICOH and for his continuous efforts in the promotion of occupational health.

We wish to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to his family and colleagues.