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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE   JANUARY 2013 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 26 To 30.
 
Paper: 

RESPIRATORY EFFECTS INDUCED BY OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO FORMALDEHYDE AMONG HEALTH CARE STAFF

 
 
Author(s):  RAHIMIFARD HODA, HEIDARI HAMIDREZA*, ABBASINIA MARZIYEH, NORUZI MEHDI, MAHDINIA MOHSEN, ARAST YALDA
 
* RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS, QOM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, QOM ,IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Formaldehyde is a common indoor pollutant with irritant properties. The present case control study was undertaken among 37 exposed staff with formaldehyde and 19 non exposed (referent) ones to study the acute and chronic effects of it in two educational hospitals. All subjects were tested for respiratory function by a portable alpha Vitalograph-UK. In addition using a respiratory questionnaire, data on demographic information and respiratory symptoms were collected. The results showed that exposed medical staff had high prevalence rates of regular cough, wheezing and itching and burning sensations of the nose on acute exposure to formaldehyde. These effects were higher on chronic exposure. On the other hand, although the respiratory function parameters such as FVC (Forced Vital Capacity), FEV1 (Volume that has been exhaled at the end of the first second of forced expiration) and PEF (The highest forced expiratory flow measured with a peak flow meter) diminished in some exposed subjects, the respiratory function in two groups of subjects did not indicate any significant differences (p<0.05). In conclusion the respiratory function test cannot be always exact criteria to demonstrate adverse health effect of formaldehyde exposure.

 
Keyword(s): FORMALDEHYDE, RESPIRATORY FUNCTION, MEDICAL STAFF, PREVALENCE
 
 
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APA: Copy

RAHIMIFARD, H., & HEIDARI, H., & ABBASINIA, M., & NORUZI, M., & MAHDINIA, M., & ARAST, Y. (2013). RESPIRATORY EFFECTS INDUCED BY OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO FORMALDEHYDE AMONG HEALTH CARE STAFF. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE, 5(1), 26-30. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509093



Vancouver: Copy

RAHIMIFARD HODA, HEIDARI HAMIDREZA, ABBASINIA MARZIYEH, NORUZI MEHDI, MAHDINIA MOHSEN, ARAST YALDA. RESPIRATORY EFFECTS INDUCED BY OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO FORMALDEHYDE AMONG HEALTH CARE STAFF. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE. 2013 [cited 2021July27];5(1):26-30. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509093



IEEE: Copy

RAHIMIFARD, H., HEIDARI, H., ABBASINIA, M., NORUZI, M., MAHDINIA, M., ARAST, Y., 2013. RESPIRATORY EFFECTS INDUCED BY OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO FORMALDEHYDE AMONG HEALTH CARE STAFF. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE, [online] 5(1), pp.26-30. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509093.



 
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