THE STUDY OF EFFECT OF FOOD DUST ON PULMONARY FUNCTIONS OF FOOD INDUSTRY WORKERS

Paresh Prajapati, Vijay Goplani, Anup Patel, Saurin Sanghavi, Hitesh Patel, Jwalit Mehta, Anju Mehta
2014 Zenodo  
In India, around 20 million workers are involved in food industry. With rapid industrialization of the developing world, food dust induced lung diseases are poised to become a global health problem. Aims & Objective: To evaluate and compare the lung functions in subjects exposed to food dust with unexposed once (control groups) and to find out the correlation between duration of exposure with observed respiratory parameters. Materials and Methods: The present cross sectional study was conducted
more » ... study was conducted in McCain with the help of SPIROLAB II (MIR). A total of 200 individuals, 100 food industry workers and 100 healthy volunteers were included in this study. Results: The average FEV1/FVC ratio in food industry workers was 79.07 ± 9.73, which was significantly lower (p<.0001) as compared to unexposed subjects 98.04 ± 3.30. When the FEV1/FVC ratio was studied in correlation with duration of exposure, it was observed that the reduction in FEV1/FVC ratio showed a significant (p<0.01) positive correlation with exposure time. Conclusion: In our study an attempt was made to compare pulmonary function between unexposed controls and exposed food industry workers. We must focus on health conditions of the human involving in the manufacturing process and environmental conditions.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4481856 fatcat:verkphdanzgzpdckyp3zf34eci