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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2012 pp 137-140

Research Article

Study of Pneumoconiosis in Thermal Power Station Workers

K. D. Garkal*, Shete Anjali N.

*Associate Professor in Biophysics, MUHS Nashik (MS) INDIA.

Associate professor Dept of Physiology, Government medical College, Aurangabad (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Abstract: Aims and Objectives:  The study was carried out with the aim of finding respiratory parameters for detecting early impairment in thermal power station workers. The extent of damage caused by exposure to substances was also assessed. Material and Methods:  The pulmonary function tests were carried out in 121 coal handling plant workers in Parli, Thermal power station. Biometric parameters were recorded along with family history, smoking history. The PFT was recorded by MEDSPIROR machine. Results: The PFT parameters were seen to be decreased in thermal power station workers. The study showed restrictive type of pulmonary impairment in the workers. The impairment was seen to be increasing with increase in the duration of exposure.