Health Costs for Detoxification Benzene Exposure Workers in the Mining Oil and Gas Pt. A Balikpapan
Keywords:Benzene, Detoxification, CYP2E1, Glutathione, Sulfation
Benzene (C6H6) is a liquid aromatic hydrocarbon volatile, colorless, flammable. Benzene is a carcinogen nature makes very harmful for health. The purpose of this study was to calculate and determine the cost of detoxification due to exposure to benzene in the Mining and Oil and gas workers Earth PT. A Balikpapan. Based on the consumption of foods rich in enzyme CYP2E1, Sulfation, and Glutathione. The variable in this study is the intake of the effective dose required by each individual to calculate the weight, length of employment (years), worked on average each day (hour), and the working time in a week (days) of the respondents, as well as the measurement of the concentration benzene. The highest food costs to be paid by the respondent for liver detoxification use is 883,872.51 IDR, using egg 3,513.18 £, and use avocado Rp3,475.01 S. Every individual has a number of different costs. It’s dependent on the characteristics of workers, the concentration of benzene in the work environment, and the intake of benzene by workers.
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