Indian Journal of Public Health


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

Peak expiratory flow rate of children working in lock factories.


S Singhal, A Singhal, PN Singh, DK Agarwal, R Gulati 
 Dept. of Physiology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh

Correspondence Address:
S Singhal
Dept. of Physiology, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh

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%).


How to cite this article:
Singhal S, Singhal A, Singh P N, Agarwal D K, Gulati R. Peak expiratory flow rate of children working in lock factories. Indian J Public Health 2006;50:47-8


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Singhal S, Singhal A, Singh P N, Agarwal D K, Gulati R. Peak expiratory flow rate of children working in lock factories. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];50:47-8
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