ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    A Comparative Study of Pulmonary Function Tests of Roadside Vendors with Relation to Duration of Job

    Yashvardhan Raghuvanshi, K B Verma, Kiran Thorat, Nikhil Agarwal
    JCDR. 2024: 975-983


    Background: Rapid industrial growth, globalization, and poor environmental conditions at work places have created a lot of health-related issues. The rising number of vehicles has sharply increased the level of air pollution in various cities of India. Air Pollution is now the fifth largest killer in India says newly released Findings of global Burden of Disease report. The presence of various particles and gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur, benzene, lead, nitrogen dioxide, and nitric oxide from vehicular emission plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases. There are many studies concluding that there was a considerable increased burden of respiratory morbidities and lowered lung functions in traffic policemen and petrol pump workers, indicating major burden on health facilities. Effects of pollutants on lung functions was analyzed by recording Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and FVC/FEV1 ratio. Authors could not find any study on roadside vendors to assess their lung functions with duration of job so this study was planned to fill in the lacuna. The aim is to study the Lung Functions of roadside vendors working for more than 5yrs along roadside to identify the prevalence of abnormalities in lung function tests and to corelate these abnormalities with their duration of job


    Everyone has a particular lifestyle in which he/she lives and spends his daily time. This includes day to day behaviors, workplace environment, activities and diet.[1] According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle.[2] Thousands of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle and thus they face its consequences in the form of illnesses, disabilities or even deaths. Problems like respiratory diseases, skeletal problems, cardiovascular diseases and so on, can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Thus, we can say that to lead a healthy life one should follow a healthy lifestyle. We spend a major part of our life at our job workplace, In recent times, rapid industrial growth, globalization and poor environmental conditions at work places have created a lot of health-related issues

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