Volume : VIII, Issue : I, January - 2018

Effects of air pollutants on lung functions of traffic policemen of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

Dr. Mahendra Kumar Bharti, Dr. H. G. Varudkar, Dr. Arti Julka

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Back ground– Maximum Air pollution is at road side. It can cause acute and chronic respiratory diseases. Traffic policemen are continuously exposed to pollutants. Study was done for lung function assessment of traffic policemen of Ujjain city.

Methodology– Detailed history and clinical examination were done. Spirometry was done before and after duty with Spirolab III machine.

Results– 100 traffic policemen 98% were male and 2% female. Duty place– roadside–90% and office –10%.Daily exposure– 63% were 6 hours or less and 37% were more than 6 hours. Service length– 79% had 10 years or more period. Spirometry results were pre duty 60% normal , 33% restrictive, 4% obstructive and 3% mixed . Air quality index of Ujjain was good and satisfactory.

Conclusion Spirometry is a good tool for lung function assessment and diseases (asthma, COPD) detection. Regular health check–ups, spirometry, facemask use and  quit smoking are essential for healthy lungs.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr. Mahendra Kumar Bharti, Dr. H. G. Varudkar, Dr. Arti Julka, Effects of air pollutants on lung functions of traffic policemen of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-1 | January-2018


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