Analysis of Environmental Factors in Rice Mill Workers of Uttar Pradesh, India
This study was carried out in the Barabanki District, of Uttar Pradesh. In this study a group of 50 healthy workers and another group of (100 exposed) labours working in rice mill workers were randomly selected with ages ranging from 20-35, 35-50, 50-65 years. The blood samples were taken from them and estimation of haemoglobin (Darkbins method), total Leukocyte counts were analysed. The result shows the% of haemoglobin of exposed labours from different age groups 20-35, 35-50, 50-65 are non-significant (P>0.05) Total leukocyte counts in labours of different age groups 20-35, 35-50, 50-65 are insignificant (P<0.05) Results were compared in a mean, and on the basis of period exposure. Considering the hazards of exposure to rice husk dust, this study incorporated the basic haematological parameters, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and the total leukocyte count. The idea was to identify a simple, readily available and cost effective screening test that could help in identifying the presence of disease, its severity, in rice mill workers potentially related to their workplace5. The findings of this study recognized the role of rice husk dust for a longer duration in decline of haematological parameters as per tests conducted among rice mills workers. The present work was undertaken to study the health problems related to the workplace environment of rice mill workers. Diseases of the respiratory system induced by occupational dusts are influenced by the duration of exposure The aim of the study is to investigate the impairment due to environmental factors in rice mill workers. In addition, the amount of dust particle at this station is greater than the standard value of allowance. All workers have restrictive lung conditions related to breathing filled with dust during the milling process every day.