A Study to assess the prevalence of Respiratory Morbidity among Petrol Filling Station Employees in New Delhi, India
Keywords:Respiratory morbidity, Prevalence, Petrol filling station employee
Good quality natural environment provides basic needs, in terms of clean air and water, fertile land for food production,
and energy and material inputs for production. Human health and well-being are intimately linked to the state of the
environment. Though several types of environments exist, it is the physical environment which plays an important bearing
on health. Occupational environment plays a major role on the health of those exposed to pollutants. The objectives of
the study were to:(1) assess the prevalence of respiratory morbidity among petrol filling station employees (2) determine
the association between respiratory morbidity among employees with selected demographic and occupational variables.
The study was conducted among 40 petrol filling station employees at New Delhi. The study revealed significant
association between phlegm with locality (p<0.05), breathlessness with age in years (p<0.001), chest illness with age
in years, employment status, exposure to type of pollutant and number of working days per week (p<0.05). The study
found adverse effects of workplace exposures on respiratory health and development of respiratory morbidity symptoms
among petrol filling station employees.
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