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Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.

Dr. Subroto Shambhu Nandi , Shweta Rameshprasad Gupta, Dr. Sarang Vilas Dhatrak.

Abstract
Occupational lung diseases are usually caused due to chronic exposure to dust or irritating toxic substance. In India, morbidity due to occupational lung diseases has been reported to be high. Therefore present study was carried out to determine the impact of long term occupational barites dust exposure on pulmonary capacities of workers. Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 322 participants within age group of 22-60 years in 2013. Data regarding demographic, behavioural & occupational characteristics were collected by pre-designed questionnaire. Spirometry is an important tool for detection of pulmonary diseases in its earlier stages. Pulmonary functions were assessed by Schiller spirometry in 240 surface mine exposed workers who engaged in direct mining activities & 92 age matched healthy administrative staff workers as non exposed workers. Results: It was observed that 15.8% of exposed workers had restrictive pulmonary impairment as compared to 6.5% among non-exposed workers and the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). Also the difference between the mean values of FVC and FEV1 among the studied group were statistically significant (p<0.01). It was also observed that as the duration of exposure increases the pulmonary function decreases. This decrease in pulmonary function was statistically significant (p<0.001). The Pearsonís correlation r values indicated poor correlation between duration of dust exposure with pulmonary function of studied workers. Conclusion: The study emphasis the need for regular monitoring of the dust levels and awareness about the importance of personal protective devises among the workers to mitigate respiratory morbidity.

Key words: Pulmonary function, barytes dust, work exposure, miners.


 
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Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.

Dr. Subroto Shambhu Nandi , Shweta Rameshprasad Gupta, Dr. Sarang Vilas Dhatrak.

Abstract
Occupational lung diseases are usually caused due to chronic exposure to dust or irritating toxic substance. In India, morbidity due to occupational lung diseases has been reported to be high. Therefore present study was carried out to determine the impact of long term occupational barites dust exposure on pulmonary capacities of workers. Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 322 participants within age group of 22-60 years in 2013. Data regarding demographic, behavioural & occupational characteristics were collected by pre-designed questionnaire. Spirometry is an important tool for detection of pulmonary diseases in its earlier stages. Pulmonary functions were assessed by Schiller spirometry in 240 surface mine exposed workers who engaged in direct mining activities & 92 age matched healthy administrative staff workers as non exposed workers. Results: It was observed that 15.8% of exposed workers had restrictive pulmonary impairment as compared to 6.5% among non-exposed workers and the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). Also the difference between the mean values of FVC and FEV1 among the studied group were statistically significant (p<0.01). It was also observed that as the duration of exposure increases the pulmonary function decreases. This decrease in pulmonary function was statistically significant (p<0.001). The Pearsonís correlation r values indicated poor correlation between duration of dust exposure with pulmonary function of studied workers. Conclusion: The study emphasis the need for regular monitoring of the dust levels and awareness about the importance of personal protective devises among the workers to mitigate respiratory morbidity.

Key words: Pulmonary function, barytes dust, work exposure, miners.


 
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, Gupta SR, Dhatrak DSV, . Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.. http://www.jenvoh.com/?mno=75260 [Access: March 29, 2020]. doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

, Gupta SR, Dhatrak DSV, . Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.. doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

, Gupta SR, Dhatrak DSV, . Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.. doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350



Harvard Style

, Gupta, S. R., Dhatrak, D. S. V. & (2020) Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.. doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350



Turabian Style

, Shweta Rameshprasad Gupta, Dr. Sarang Vilas Dhatrak, and . 2020. Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.. doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350



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, Shweta Rameshprasad Gupta, Dr. Sarang Vilas Dhatrak, and . "Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.." doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

, Shweta Rameshprasad Gupta, Dr. Sarang Vilas Dhatrak, and . "Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.." doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

, Gupta, S. R., Dhatrak, D. S. V. & (2020) Occupational impact of increased dust duration on pulmonary capacities of workers.. doi:10.5455/jeoh.20191125120350





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