Journal of Preventive Medicine and Holistic Health


Health profile of cotton mill workers


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Author Details: Neeta PN, Prashanth N, Gangadhar Goud

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2454-6712

Print ISSN : 2454-6704

Article First Page : 52

Article End Page : 55


Abstract

Background: Cotton industry workers are exposed to various hazards in the different departments of textile factories. The major health problems associated with cotton dust are respiratory problems. The aim of the present study is to assess the health profile of the workers in Ginning Factory and to assess the different protective measures used during working day to prevent the different hazards.
Materials & Methods: The total number of the studied sample was 100 workers. A questionnaire was constructed include two parts, one to assess the industrial hazards and their preventive measures and the second one included the information regarding demographic and social profile.
Results: 37 out of 100 workers reported respiratory morbidities, and we found that statistically significant (p< 0.05) results with the male sex, joint type of family, workers from rural place and habit of smoking with chest symptoms.
Conclusion: respiratory morbidities were found in the present study and hence pre-employment and periodic health checkups of all the workers should be scheduled in the future at the factory.