Volume 7, Issue 1 (Spring 2003)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2003, 7(1): 42-46 | Back to browse issues page

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Morshedi H, Safari Variani A. Occupational poisoning types in detergent and chemical plants workers referred to plants health houses. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2003; 7 (1) :42-46
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Background : Nowadays with advancement of technology, the number of occupational poisoning cases are on the increase and every year hundreds of workers lose their jobs because of occupational poisoning Objective : To determine the variety of occupational poisoning in detergent and chemical plants in Alborz industrial city of Qazvin. Methods : Using chek list, health files of 3250 employees of Toolypers, Behdad and Shimi Keshavarz plants were examined (1991-1992). Findings: 323 employees (9.93%) had occupational poisoning of which the most prevalent cases (48.9%) were respiratory and the least prevalent ones (14.24%) were of skin. Conclusion : This study indicated the high prevalence of occupational poisoning, especially in workers (89.47%) & necessitates health officials & plants owners care about occupational health regulations & standards.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health Engineering

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