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Askarian S, Asadi-Lari M, Ziaei M. Assessment of a chemical pollutant on workers’ health in a vehicle manufacturing factory. ioh. 2008; 5 (3 and 4) :5-8
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-153-en.html

, mohsen.asadi@yahoo.com
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  Background and aims

  Occupational diseases impose considerable burden on public health, wherein chemical pollutants in working places play an important role. One of chemical pollutants  in vehicle's lock & key assembly factories is cyanoacrylate used in" loctite glue", which is assumed harmful to workers' eyes, respiratory tract and skin. This study investigates the side effects of loctite adhesive on workers' health.

  Methods

  Across sectional study was conducted on all of workers of the vehicle's lock & key  assembly factory (100 workers). A health check list was completed for demographic   characteristics, and physical examination for all of workers and then all data were analysed using  statistical tests.

  Results

  Mean age of workers was 30± 8. In physical exam, the most common dermatologic  disease was dermatitis (prevalence: 25%) , in pulmonary exam the most common sign was airway hyper-responsiveness, which presented as cough and dispnea (prevalence: 10%) and there was a significant relationship between workers' eye itching & burning , airway hyper-responsiveness  and loctite adhesive exposure (P<0.01).

  Conclusion

  Eye itching & burning and airway hyper-responsiveness are side effects of loctite  glue. In this study we observed a relationship between the glue and disorders, hence due to the influence of this chemical material on workers' health. Results indicated that a health promotion

  plan and relevant interventions should be designed to reduce exposure to loctite adhesive.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety
Received: 2009/09/23

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