TO ASSESS THE PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST OF MARBLE INDUSTRIES WORKERS

Meghshyam Sharma, Mukesh Kumar Chaturvedi

Abstract


: Marble is a metamorphic limestone that is widely used in the sculpturing of statues and the construction of buildings and monuments. Working with these materials generates marble dust, which can cause respiratory issues and irritation of the eyes and skin. So this study has been conducted to assess the lung function parameters of the person who engaged in Marble Cutting and Grinding. This study was carried upon 50 healthy males in the age group of 18-55 years. The subjects were divided into two groups Study group and Control group. One group comprised 25 subjects in Study group (person engaged in Marble Cutting) and other had 25 subjects in Control group. The parameters used as determinants of lung function were predicted percent of means of FVC, FEV1 and PEFR recorded as per standard procedure using RMS- Helios spirometer. In our study the Study group was having significantly lower mean value of FVC, FEV1 and PEFR as compared to Control group.


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Marble dust, Silica and Pulmonary Functions.

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