Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002608
Title: Evaluation of pulmonary function test among tea industry workers in Nilgiris
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Over the years, the tea industry workers have been subjected to environmental pollution caused by the use of pesticides, synthetic pyrethroids, NPK fertilizers, etc. The manufacturing of tea produces a large quantity of dust (tea fluff) which is harmful to the workers. The pollutants have caused adverse effects on the tea industry workers, resulting in innumerable respiratory diseases. Therefore, to estimate the lung function in the tea industry workers, spirometer is used and measurements such as forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume-one second (FEV1), and FEV1/FVC are calculated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the respiratory functioning of the tea industry workers in Kotagiri, The Nilgiris. Materials and Methods: The lung functioning of 20 tea industry workers was measured using the pulmonary function test. Results: The mean of FVC was observed to be 3.25, FEV1 was 2.03, and the FEV1/FVC was estimated to be 1.03. The observed P-value was <0.05 showing significant differences when compared to the control group. Conclusion: In this study, it was seen that the ventilatory functions of the tea industry workers were lower when compared to the workers in the same area (those who are not exposed to the tea dust). Hence, we conclude that the tea dust particle is hazardous to health.

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    Rithanya P1* , S. Preetha2 , R. Gayatri Devi 3

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

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

    *Corresponding Author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Rithanya P1* , S. Preetha2 , R. Gayatri Devi 3

    Title:Evaluation of pulmonary function test among tea industry workers in Nilgiris
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2249-2251)
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    Methodology:Electronic Spirometer, Pulmonary function test, Respiratory disorders
    Research Materials:Tea industry workers

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Electronic Spirometer Pulmonary function test Respiratory disorders Tea fluff Tea industry workers

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