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Assadi S N. The Effects of Environmental Factors on Mucus Membrane, Skin and Upper Respiratory System in Office Setting. jicr. 2015; 1 (3) :80-85
Associate professor Associate Professor, Health Sciences Research Center , Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health ,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad , Iran
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Introduction: Occupational and environmental exposures to workplace hazards in office workers could effect on their health including the mucus membranes, skin and upper respiratory system. Some exposures cause related disorders. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of environmental factors on mucus membranes, skin and upper respiratory system in office setting in 2014-2015.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on office workers in low and high exposure groups. The study tool was questionnaire for filling with flexible interview and environmental factors measurement.

Personnel were followed for one yr as for signs and symptoms. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16, t-test, and Chi-2 were calculated considering P < 0.05 as significant level. Odds ratios were calculated with a confidence interval 95%.

Results: Red eyes were higher in office personnel with high level of computer using but were not significant. Red eyes were more in working hours than free times (P =0.001) and odds ratio was 3.50 (1.085-11.292)

Conclusion: Environmental pollutants had more effects on mucous membranes of eyes than using the computer.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/01/11 | Accepted: 2016/03/15 | Published: 2016/03/15

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