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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016
Respiratory Ailments of Stone Crusher Workers in Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh
Mahendra Kumarupadhyay | Surya Kant Chaturvedi 
Abstract: The study was carried out among stone crusher workers and nearby residents to assess the respiratory ailments occurring due to exposure of silica dust. Stone crusher impact zones are covered with Granite, Silica sand and Morrum. The various crushing operations involved in stone crushing e. g. blasting, manual cutting, crushing and transportation emit fugitive stone dust. These fine aerosol of stone dust causes health problems among the stone crusher workers. Sputum examination, Spirometry (Pulmonary function test) and Radiology was carried out to assess the prevalence of tuberculosis and other occupational diseases.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, FVC, FEV1, Radiology
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,
Pages: 163 - 166