COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 759

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 198

IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

Assessment of pulmonary function impairment among mine workers

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details : Shweta Gupta, Umesh Dhumne, Sarang Dhatrak, Subroto Nandi

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 7-9

Suggest article by email


Background: Mining provides employment opportunity and infrastructural development with impact on the health of mine workers. Respiratory system is one most affected due to exposure to dust generated during mining operations. The present study was conducted to evaluate the association between the impacts of mining on respiratory functions of workers. The study was conducted to assess the impact of occupation on the spirometric parameters of mine workers.
Methodology: The study was conducted among on 110 subjects, of which 85 belongs to exposed category comprising of mine workers and 35 were control comprising of general population. The information regarding their demographic status, nature of occupational work and exposure, addiction habit was noted. The respiratory function was analyzed by spirometry measurements for Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and Forced Expiratory Volume in one sec (FEV1) indices.
Results: Study showed significant reduction in overall mean values of spirometric parameters among the workers was more as compared to control population. The co-relation between dust exposure and lung impairment was found to be significant.
Conclusions: From the findings of the present study, we may conclude that there is persistent lung impairment among mine workers due to dust exposure at the workplace. Therefore, the study advocates the importance of awareness about dust exposure to the mine workers.

Dust exposure; FVC; FEV1; Mine workers; Spirometry

How to cite : Gupta S, Dhumne U, Dhatrak S, Nandi S, Assessment of pulmonary function impairment among mine workers. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2017;2(1):7-9

Copyright © 2017 by author(s) and IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (