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Respiratory Symptoms and Pulmonary Functions of Workers Employed in Turkish Textile Dyeing Factories

Medical Faculty, Pamukkale University, Denizli 20100, Kinikli, Turkey
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(4), 1068-1076; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph9041068
Received: 28 February 2012 / Revised: 19 March 2012 / Accepted: 20 March 2012 / Published: 26 March 2012
Dyes are known to be a causative agent of occupational asthma in workers exposed to them. We have evaluated respiratory symptoms among textile workers. The study population comprised 106 exposed workers and a control (unexposed) group. Data were collected by a questionnaire. PFTs (Pulmonary Function Test) were performed. Among the exposed workers 36.8% defined phlegm. Respiratory symptoms were not significantly different between two groups. The employment duration of the exposed workers with phlegm was longer than those without phlegm (p = 0.027). The mean % predicted of FEF25–75 of the exposed workers was found to be significantly lower than the control (unexposed) group (p = 0.01). Our study suggests that textile dyeing might cause respiratory symptoms in workers. View Full-Text
Keywords: textile dyes; respiratory symptoms; pulmonary function test textile dyes; respiratory symptoms; pulmonary function test
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Ozkurt, S.; Kargi, B.A.; Kavas, M.; Evyapan, F.; Kiter, G.; Baser, S. Respiratory Symptoms and Pulmonary Functions of Workers Employed in Turkish Textile Dyeing Factories. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 1068-1076. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph9041068

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Ozkurt S, Kargi BA, Kavas M, Evyapan F, Kiter G, Baser S. Respiratory Symptoms and Pulmonary Functions of Workers Employed in Turkish Textile Dyeing Factories. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012; 9(4):1068-1076. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph9041068

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Ozkurt, Sibel, Beyza Akdag Kargi, Murat Kavas, Fatma Evyapan, Göksel Kiter, and Sevin Baser. 2012. "Respiratory Symptoms and Pulmonary Functions of Workers Employed in Turkish Textile Dyeing Factories" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 9, no. 4: 1068-1076. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph9041068

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