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Lung function tests in electroplaters of East Delhi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14723321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of high concentration of metals (Cr, Cd, Co, Ni, Pb, etc.) in the work place environments of various types of industries including electroplating units are well known to influence respiratory system. Pulmonary function tests including forced expiratory capacity (FVC), volumes, mechanics and slow vital capacity (SVC) were studied in 80 males, divided into group I and Group II of 40 each were drawn from electroplating and non-electroplating units, respectively from East Delhi factories. The lung function tests were measured using computerized Spiro-232 of P.K. Morgan, Values of majority of lung function parameters such as FEV1/FVC%, FEF50 FEF75, PIFR, FIF50, MVV and SVC were decreased in electroplaters, perhaps due to the exposure to metals and their lower anthropmetric results as compared with non electoplaters. Where as results of TLC, FRC, RV & RV/ TLC% were higher in electroplaters and this may be attributed to higher values of RV in them as compared with non electroplaters.
Sujata Natarajan; Pratibha Gupta; Savita Singh; J K Gambhir
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-15     Completed Date:  2004-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi 110 095.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Thin Layer
Metals / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Respiratory Function Tests*
Smoking / physiopathology
Time Factors
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