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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2007, 4(4), 296-300; doi:10.3390/ijerph200704040005

Quantification of Reduction in Forced Vital Capacity of Sand Stone Quarry Workers

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Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India-342011
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Department of Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India-342011
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Departent of Respiratory Diseases & Tuberculosis, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur (India)-342011
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Received: 2 January 2007 / Accepted: 24 September 2007 / Published: 31 December 2007
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Abstract

This study assessed the reduction in forced vital capacity of lungs of sand stone quarry workers exposed to high respirable suspended particulate concentration. The sand stone quarry workers are engaged in different type of activities like drilling, loading and dressing. These different working places have different concentration of RSPM and these workers are exposed to different concentration of RSPM. It is found that exposure duration and exposure concentrations are main factors responsible to damage respiratory tract of worker. It is also revealed from the study that most of the workers are suffering from silicosis if the exposure duration is more than 15 years. View Full-Text
Keywords: Forced Vital Capacity (FVC); Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM); silicosis; respiratory tract Forced Vital Capacity (FVC); Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM); silicosis; respiratory tract
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Singh, S.K.; Chowdhary, G.R.; Chhangani, V.D.; Purohit, G. Quantification of Reduction in Forced Vital Capacity of Sand Stone Quarry Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2007, 4, 296-300.

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