Volume 12, Issue 2 (Occupational Medicine Quarterly Journal 2020)                   tkj 2020, 12(2): 8-16 | Back to browse issues page

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Taheri Fard A, Ahmadinia H, Kafi M, Salandari M, Rahmani A, Rezaeian M. The level of blood lead painter workers Rafsanjan city and its correlation with risk factors for cardiovascular disease in 2019. tkj. 2020; 12 (2) :8-16
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1086-en.html
Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences , moeygmr2@yahoo.co.uk
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Introduction: Painters are exposed to various chemical harmful agents such as lead particles in paints. Some studies have suggested a possible association of occupational exposure that may cause cardiovascular effects. Lead is absorbed through the body through the skin, skin, and respiratory tract and penetrates some tissues. Considering the importance of labor health in each countrychr('39')s development and progress, this study was conducted to determine the amount of lead in the blood of painters in Rafsanjan in 2019.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional study of the descriptive type conducted in 1397 on 77 painters of Rafsanjan city. Data collection was done in two stages, in the first stage, based on a checklist that included demographic information, and in the second stage by performing laboratory tests. Finally, by recording the data in SPSS software, quantitative data was reported as a "mean ± standard deviation" and qualitative information as a "number (percent)".
Results: Of the 77 painter workers, the youngest is 21, and the oldest is 70 years old. A total of 20 people (26%) had a family history of heart attacks. The highest amount of lead in the blood of painters was reported to be 30.7 micrograms per deciliter, and the level of lead was most correlated with blood sugar. Sixty people (77.9%) painters used personal protective equipment. 49.4% of the studychr('39')s painters wore work clothes, and 28.6% used gloves while working. Lead levels are directly related to blood sugar, cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, age, work experience, and blood sugar levels were most correlated with the level of lead in painterschr('39') blood.
Conclusion: This studychr('39')s findings show that due to the increase in the work experience of painters, their blood lead level has also increased, and the blood sugar level has had the highest correlation with the lead level in the painterschr('39') blood.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2020/07/15 | Accepted: 2020/10/1 | Published: 2020/10/1

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