|Document ID (ISN)||109116|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Meo S.A., Rasheed S., Khan M.M., Shujauddin S., Al-Tuwaijri A.S.
||Effect of cement dust exposure on phagocytic function of polymorphonuclear neutrophils in cement mill workers
||2nd Quarter 2008, Vol.21, No.2, p.133-139. 23 ref.
||The aim of this case-control study was to measure the phagocytic activity of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) in cement plant workers by assessing their chemiluminescence (CL) response. A total of 50 volunteer males, aged 25-60 years, apparently healthy and nonsmoking, were randomly selected among cement plant workers in Saudi Arabia. These workers were further classified into subgroups based on exposure duration of less than 10, 10-20, and more than 20 years. The controls were 50 healthy, nonsmoking, males who matched the study group with respect to age, height, weight and socioeconomic status. A significant decrease in phagocytic activity of PMNs was found in cement mill workers compared to controls.
||airborne dust; cement industry; cement; neutrophil changes; Saudi Arabia
||male workers; exposure evaluation; chemiluminescence analysis; long-term exposure; determination in blood; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Pakistan; Saudi Arabia|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Cement and concrete