The Investigation of Allergy Result from Pollution in Cement Factory Workers and Measurement of the Total IgE Level
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2009, Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 21-32
AbstractThe study was conducted to investigate the allergic reaction among the workers of Hamam Alalil Cement Factory in Nenivah . 55 blood samples were collected from workers at different department of the factory . ELISA for IgE and Eosinophil count were performed. The results indicated that 60% of the workers were suffering from one or more allergic reaction ( Respiratory , Dermatological or Eyes sensitivity ). The heighest reaction sensitivity was Dermatological 38.2% , The results revealed that the more the exposure time to cement pollutants the more the percentage of allergy , also that the percentage of allergic reaction was different at different departments . The general level of IgE in workers was found to be 120.9 IU/ml which differed with the type of reaction , the heighest was 215.8 IU/ml in workers with more than one reaction , the lowest 44.1 IU/ml in workers with no reaction . The results also indicated that the IgE concentration in 41.5% of workers was more than 100 IU/ml , and the heighest 142 IU/ml was in the kiln department while the lowest 56.6 IU/ml was at the administration department . The average eosinophil count was 7.6% , the heighest was 9.8% among workers with more than one reaction .
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