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Prevalence of Acute Symptoms among Workers in Printing Factories.
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PMID:  25386365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Objective. To identify socioeconomic situation factors and behavioral factors associated with the prevalence of acute symptoms among 150 printing workers in 16 printing factories in Southern Thailand. Materials and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted by interviewing 150 printing workers in 16 printing factories in Southern Thailand. Results. Acute symptoms comprised dizziness, drowsiness, eye irritation, light-headedness, rhinitis, shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, nausea/vomiting, exacerbation of asthma, allergic skin reaction, and visual disorder. The prevalence of symptoms was consistently higher among workers in the printing process than among other workers. Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol were not associated with an increased prevalence of acute symptoms among these printing-factory workers. Conclusion. The significant associations were found between personal protective equipment and personal hygiene and prevalence of acute symptoms in printing workers.
Somsiri Decharat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in preventive medicine     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-3480     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Prev Med     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-11     Completed Date:  2014-11-11     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101564961     Medline TA:  Adv Prev Med     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  854052     Citation Subset:  -    
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