Effect of time of exposure to environmental risk on the lung function of foundry workers: a cross-sectional study

Effect of time of exposure to environmental risk on the lung function of foundry workers: a cross-sectional study

Author de Moraes, Monica Vasconcelos Google Scholar
Padula, Rosimeire Simprini Google Scholar
Bernardes, Rosane Andrea Bretas Google Scholar
Negreiros, Alexandher Google Scholar
Chiavegato, Luciana Dias Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract [Purpose] This cross-sectional study aimed to compare foundry workers of the metallurgical industry with high and low exposure time and with a control group. [Subject and Methods] The workers were evaluated for pulmonary function and peak expiratory flow (PEF), respiratory symptoms, smoking habits, and physical activity level. Descriptive statistical analysis and ANOVA one-way test were used. [Results] The mean age was 33.9 +/- 8.25 years (18-59), pulmonary function: FVC: 95 +/- 18% of predicted, FEV1: 95.0 +/- 15.8% of predicted, FEV1/FVC ratio of 0.82 +/- 0.09, and PEF = 499.7 +/- 118.5 l/min. Overall, 85.1% of workers were classified that physically active, 7.93% of workers reported respiratory symptoms, and 14.28% reported being smokers. There was no statistically significant difference between groups for the variables of lung function. [Conclusion] The pulmonary function is preserved in foundry workers independently of exposure time.
Keywords Lung function
Physical therapist
Industrial workers
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Tokyo
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Physical Therapy Science. Tokyo, v. 28, n. 2, p. 506-510, 2016.
ISSN 0915-5287 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Soc Physical Therapy Science
Extent 506-510
Origin https://doi.org/10.1589/jpts.28.506
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000371240300034
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/58443

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