Stone carving, which is a common craft industry throughout Allakuang village, has the potential to produce particulate matter 10 (PMÂ 1010Â ) during the cutting and grinding of stone. This can result in air pollution in the workplace, as well as in the homes of local residents. PMÂ 1010Â is a risk factor for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in children. This study aimed to determine the association between exposure to dust PMÂ 1010inside homes and the incidence of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in children. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Allakuang village, Maritengngae subdistrict, Sidrap, South Sulawesi, Indonesia and consisted of 101 children. ARI cases were based on a doctor's diagnosis. The concentration of PMÂ 1010Â in the workplace was assessed using a Haz-Dust EPAM 5000 monitor. Chi-square analysis and multiple logistic regression tests were conducted. The concentration of PMÂ 1010was significantly associated with the incidence of ARIs (2.6; 1.1-6.1). The results of the multivariate analysis showed that children living in homes with PMÂ 1010Â concentrations that exceeded accepted limits had a 3.5 times higher risk of ARIs after adjusting for smoking behavior of family members. The significant association between the PMÂ 1010concentration and incidence of ARIs in children found in this study points to the need to control stone dust in the stone carving craft industry to prevent indoor air pollution of homes close to the industrial area.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH) - ID, Depok, Indonesia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …
|Conference||The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH)|
|Period||1/01/18 → …|
- PM10, acute respiratory infection, children, craft stone carving.