Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2006, 3(4), 355-359; doi:10.3390/ijerph2006030046
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Assessment of Impact of High Particulate Concentration on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate of Lungs of Sand Stone Quarry Workers

1 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, J.N.V. University Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India 342011 2 Department of Respiratory Diseases & Tuberculosis, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, India 342011
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Received: 21 June 2005; Accepted: 31 January 2006 / Published: 31 December 2006
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Abstract: This study was designed to assess the impact of high particulate concentration on peak expiratory flow rate of lungs of sand stone quarry workers. The workers were engaged in different types of activities such as drilling, loading and dressing. These different working conditions had different concentrations of RSPM, leading to different exposure levels in workers. It was found that exposure duration and exposure concentrations were the main factors responsible for damage to the respiratory tracts of the workers. The particles were deposited at various areas of the respiratory system and reduced the peak flow rate. It was also revealed from the study that most of the workers suffered from silicosis if the exposure duration was more than 20 years.
Keywords: Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR); respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM); silicosis; respiratory tract

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Singh, S.K.; Chowdhary, G.R.; Purohit, G. Assessment of Impact of High Particulate Concentration on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate of Lungs of Sand Stone Quarry Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2006, 3, 355-359.

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Singh SK, Chowdhary GR, Purohit G. Assessment of Impact of High Particulate Concentration on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate of Lungs of Sand Stone Quarry Workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2006; 3(4):355-359.

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Singh, Suresh K.; Chowdhary, G. R.; Purohit, Gopal. 2006. "Assessment of Impact of High Particulate Concentration on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate of Lungs of Sand Stone Quarry Workers." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 3, no. 4: 355-359.

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