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Comparative study of lung function test of policemen in traffic control with those in general duty.

Prashant Jijabrao Patil, Girish Vithal Thakare, Sarika Prashant Patil.

Background: Traffic policemen are in outdoor environment exposed to dust and other pollutants without any preventive measures making them susceptible for compromised lung functions with time being.

Aims & Objective: Examination and comparative analysis of effects of exposure to environmental pollution on PEFR, MVV, FEV1, FVC between policemen in traffic and General duty in Dhule, Maharashtra.

Materials and Methods: The Study was carried out from 1st to 30th November 2011. Study group included 50 traffic policemen and 60 policemen in general duty. Subjects were selected randomly with age, height and weight matched from nonsmoker policemen’s fulfilling inclusion criteria’s.

Results: Group A policemen had statistically significant (p

Key words: Lung Function Test; Traffic Policemen; FVC; FEV1; PEFR; MVV

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