|Document ID (ISN)||109639|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Al-Malki A.L., Rezq A.M., Al-Saedy M.H.
||Effect of fire smoke on some biochemical parameters in firefighters of Saudi Arabia
||Dec. 2008, Vol.3, No.33, 8p. 30 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-33.pdf [in English]
||Firefighters who are facing fires, are frequently exposed to hazardous materials including carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride, benzene and sulfur dioxide. Two groups of male firefighters volunteered to participate in the study, together with a group of male volunteers unexposed to smoke. Blood samples were collected from all volunteer subjects and investigated for some relevant serum biochemical and blood hematological changes. There were statistically significant differences in liver function, kidney function, serum lipid profile, cortisol, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, and iron and its biologically active derivatives between firefighters and controls. These findings point to the need for improved protective measures to avoid health effects that might endanger firefighters working under extreme conditions.
||fire fighting; dangerous substances; exposure evaluation; smoke; Saudi Arabia
||hydrochloric acid; male workers; carbon monoxide; benzene; hydrocyanic acid; lactate dehydrogenase; medical supervision; creatine kinase; personal protective equipment; liver function tests; renal function tests; determination in blood; sulfur dioxide; steroids
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Egypt; Saudi Arabia|
||Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)