Year 2018, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 202 - 206 2018-09-28

Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers

Hatice Gul Anlar [1] , Merve Bacanli [2] , Meşide Gündüzöz [3] , Servet Iritas [4] , Engin Tutkun [5] , Omer Hinc Yilmaz [6] , Nursen Basaran [7]

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluation of health status of Turkish

ceramic workers (n=99). For this purpose, leukocyte (WBC), hemoglobin (HGB),

haematocrit (HCT), thrombocyte (PLT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate

aminotransferase (AST), creatinine (CR), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) levels

were investigated in workers and their controls (n=81). Also spirometry tests, chest

radiographs and workplace dust measurement were analyzed.

Methods: As and Hg levels determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass

Spectrometry (ICP-MS). AST, ALT and CR levels were analyzed by Konelab Prime

60i auto-analyzer while Hb, PLT, WBC numbers and HCT percentages were

measured by Coulter LH780. Chest radiographs of workers were taken by using a

short exposure time with high voltage technique. Standard spirometry measurements

of workers and controls were done with a dry seal spirometry Dust samples were

collected with badge dosimeter and analyzed by gravimetrically.

Results: In this study, WBC, PLT, AST, ALT, CR, As and Hg levels of workers higher

while HGB and HCT levels lower than the controls. 38 workers were diagnosed with

silicosis, 9 workers were suspected to have silicosis, whereas 52 workers were found

to be healthy. Average value of FEV1/FVC ratios was found to be 81.430±5.314

(Mean ± SD) for workers and 81.31±5.22 (Mean ± SD) for controls. The mean

concentration of respirable total dust in workplace was 3.58 mg/m3

.Conclusion: Ceramic workers must be considered as risky persons as their working

conditions affect many organs and systems in their body such as liver, kidney and

hematopoetic system.

Ceramic workers; silica; hematopoetic system; liver; kidney
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Authors

Author: Hatice Gul Anlar

Author: Merve Bacanli

Author: Meşide Gündüzöz

Author: Servet Iritas

Author: Engin Tutkun

Author: Omer Hinc Yilmaz

Author: Nursen Basaran

Dates

Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Bibtex @research article { marusbed465492, journal = {Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2459-1459}, address = {Marmara University}, year = {2018}, volume = {8}, pages = {202 - 206}, doi = {}, title = {Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers}, key = {cite}, author = {Anlar, Hatice Gul and Bacanli, Merve and Gündüzöz, Meşide and Iritas, Servet and Tutkun, Engin and Hinc Yilmaz, Omer and Basaran, Nursen} }
APA Anlar, H , Bacanli, M , Gündüzöz, M , Iritas, S , Tutkun, E , Hinc Yilmaz, O , Basaran, N . (2018). Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers. Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences, 8 (3), 202-206. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/marusbed/issue/39474/465492
MLA Anlar, H , Bacanli, M , Gündüzöz, M , Iritas, S , Tutkun, E , Hinc Yilmaz, O , Basaran, N . "Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers". Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences 8 (2018): 202-206 <http://dergipark.org.tr/marusbed/issue/39474/465492>
Chicago Anlar, H , Bacanli, M , Gündüzöz, M , Iritas, S , Tutkun, E , Hinc Yilmaz, O , Basaran, N . "Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers". Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences 8 (2018): 202-206
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ISNAD Anlar, Hatice Gul , Bacanli, Merve , Gündüzöz, Meşide , Iritas, Servet , Tutkun, Engin , Hinc Yilmaz, Omer , Basaran, Nursen . "Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers". Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences 8 / 3 (September 2018): 202-206.
AMA Anlar H , Bacanli M , Gündüzöz M , Iritas S , Tutkun E , Hinc Yilmaz O , Basaran N . Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers. Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences. 2018; 8(3): 202-206.
Vancouver Anlar H , Bacanli M , Gündüzöz M , Iritas S , Tutkun E , Hinc Yilmaz O , Basaran N . Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers. Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences. 2018; 8(3): 206-202.