This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-3, 2020
Area
Biochemistry
Author
Nagesh Anand Bhalshankar
Org/Univ
Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Latur, Maharashtra, India
Pub. Date
18 May, 2020
Paper ID
V6I3-1252
Publisher
Keywords
Tobacco, Health effects bidi rollers

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Nagesh Anand Bhalshankar. Effects of tobacco dust on bidi rollers, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Nagesh Anand Bhalshankar (2020). Effects of tobacco dust on bidi rollers. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Nagesh Anand Bhalshankar. "Effects of tobacco dust on bidi rollers." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.3 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

The aim of study effects of tobacco dust on bidi rollers. Environmental pollution may affect human beings directly or through its physical objects, possessions or opportunities for recreation and appreciation of nature. Atmospheric pollutants like dusts, fumes, and mists cause air pollution which adversely affects human health and creates annoyance to human eyes, irritation to nose and throat, and ill effects to human health through headache, allergies, nausea and similar effects. Tobacco particulate air pollution is one of the important problems in tobacco processing industries. Bidi rollers inhale tobacco dust and volatile components present in the work environment. Inhalation of tobacco dust health effects such as asthma, burning eyes conjunctivitis, chronic obstructive bronchitis and allergic respiratory or nasal diseases. Control Group - Healthy Controls – 100 subjects. Normal healthy age matched female subjects (not exposed to any occupational dust) were selected as controls. Female bidi rollers - 100 were considered as the subject of this study (exposed to occupational tobacco dust with work experience 10-40yrs). Information was collected by visiting the house of each bidi roller. The study subjects were interviewed and a questionnaire was filled for each subject, which included details about their age, educational qualification and health problems such as headache, nausea, irritation and dryness of throat, weakness, sneezing faced by them. The present study indicates that women bidi rollers face numerous health problems due to direct inhalation of tobacco dust such as asthma, burning eyes conjunctivitis, chronic obstructive bronchitis and allergic respiratory or nasal diseases.
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