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Assessment of lung function in petro chemical industry

Authors:SWAROOPCHAND BHANSALI , PERUGU BALANANDA , RAGAM RAVISUNDER
Int J Biol Med Res. 2016; 7(3): 5600-5601  |  PDF File

Abstract

Assessing of Pulmonary functions in petro chemical workers is important to assess the disease and management of disease after assessing. Occupational and environmental exposure to petroleum refinery products poses a great threat to human health. This study aimed to assess the lung function of people working in petrochemical industry for minimum of five years and above. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Lung function tests were measured using ALPHA SPIROMETER. Exclusion criteria include known asthmatics, known smokers, known patients for allergic bronchitis, known hypertensive patients, and known diabetes mellitus patients.Inclusion criteria include minimum work period of 5 years in the industry. RESULTS: The findings in the study that ninety two percent of people were normal regarding their respiratory system functioning.