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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-8

Peak expiratory flow rate of children working in lock factories.

Dept. of Physiology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh

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S Singhal
Dept. of Physiology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh

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Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) of 106 children working in different units of lock factory was measured and compared with age and sex matched control group of same socio-economic status children. All the children worked for about ten hours per day. It was observed that there was a significant decrease in PEFR of children working in the different units of lock factories i.e. Hand press, Polishing, Lock fitting, Lock packing units as compared to control group (P>0.001). The reduction percentage of PEFR was maximum in children working in polishing unit (25.48%).

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