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Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district

Lalithamma A, Vadivel S.

Abstract
Background: Carbon block is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Short-term exposure to high concentrations of carbon black dust may produce discomfort to the upper respiratory tract, through mechanical irritation.

Aims and Objective: This study aims to evaluate the impact of the carbon block on the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) using Wright’s peak flow meter.

Materials and Methods: Peak flow meter was done by Wright’s peak flow meter. The paired t-test was done to determine the significant difference between the employees and controls.

Results: Peak flow rate was decreased with the duration of the work exposure in the workers compared to controls.

Conclusion: Impairement of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in carbon rod making workers due to long term exposure of carbon dust.

Key words: Carbon Rod; Peak Expiratory Flow Rate; Wright’s Peak Flow Meter


 
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A L, S V. Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2019; 9(10): 966-968. doi:10.5455/njppp.2019.9.0621009072019


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A, L. & S, . V. (2019) Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 9 (10), 966-968. doi:10.5455/njppp.2019.9.0621009072019



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A, Lalithamma, and Vadivel S. 2019. Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 9 (10), 966-968. doi:10.5455/njppp.2019.9.0621009072019



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A, Lalithamma, and Vadivel S. "Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 9 (2019), 966-968. doi:10.5455/njppp.2019.9.0621009072019



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A, Lalithamma, and Vadivel S. "Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 9.10 (2019), 966-968. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2019.9.0621009072019



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A, L. & S, . V. (2019) Peak expiratory flow rate in dry cell battery manufacturing workers in Nellore district. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 9 (10), 966-968. doi:10.5455/njppp.2019.9.0621009072019





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