Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002583
Title: Evaluation of pulmonary function test in construction workers
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of pulmonary function tests in construction workers. Pulmonary function tests are valuable observations within the management of patients with the suspected respiratory disease. The construction workers are exposed to harmful dust particles frequently that have an effect on their respiratory system. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 construction workers having a minimum of 3 years exposure to construction sites were included in this study. The pulmonary function test parameters were performed in individuals using a spirometer. This study is based on clinical examination, assessment of pulmonary function test. Results: P value of forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume (FEV) 1 is highly significant. This study showed that the means that of FVC and FEV1 in construction employees were considerably high. The FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC, and PEF have shown a significant difference between control and construction workers. Conclusion: The current results confirmed that pulmonary function values changed significantly between exposed and non-exposed people to cement dust. Therefore, for a higher future for construction workers, some engineering control and approach are recommended to the safety and health team to control machines that are absolutely operated and consider looking into the dust concentration.

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    Sivaharini S, S. Preetha*, Jothi Priya

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Sivaharini S, S. Preetha*, Jothi Priya

    Title:Evaluation of pulmonary function test in construction workers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2148-2151)
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    Methodology:Pulmonary function test
    Research Materials: Lung cancer

Keywords

Asbestos Cement dust Construction industry Lung cancer Lung function Quartz exposure Risk assessment Silica Silicosis

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