Particulate Matter 2.5 Concentration and Subjective Acute Respiratory Effects amongProduction Workers at a Cement Factory

Anisa Kurniati, Zuly Prima Rizky, Doni Hikmat Ramdhan

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Abstract

Particulate matter (PM2.5) is an air contaminant produced by cement factoriesthatcan affect the respiratory function of the workers. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between the personal exposure concentrations of PM2.5and the subjective acute respiratory effect seen among production workers at the cement factory PT. X. The levels ofPM2.5 concentration among34 production patrol workers were measured using a Leland Legacy Pump and a Sioutas Cascade Impactor during work hours on patrol reclaimer, raw mill,firing (pre-heater, rotary kiln, cooler), finish mill, and packhouse work areas. Subjective acute respiratory effects were reported via participant questionnaire that adapted from the American Thoracic Society standard. The average personal PM2.5 exposure concentration among patrol workers at the PT. X cement factory was 1,495.65 µg/m3 . All of the patrol workers experienced subjective acute respiratory effects, and the effects seen most frequently were sore throat and sneezing (64.7%). Since all subjects hadacute respiratory effects, these symptoms might be caused by PM2.5 exposure.Further research is needed to determine the association of PM2.5concentrations and respiratory effects.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 1st International Conference on Global Health - ID, Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …
http://elsevier.com/theconference

Conference

ConferenceThe 1st International Conference on Global Health
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period1/01/18 → …
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Keywords

  • PM2.5, respiratory effects, cement factory

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