Health Status of Workers in Photocopier Units

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
E. Nithya, Avinashilingam Deemed University

Brief Summary:
Photocopiers are indispensable in today's working environment. However, photocopiers emit a number of harmful chemicals during their operation. Photocopier toners also contain a number of potentially toxic substances. Chronic exposure to these substances may compromise the health of photocopier operators. This study is aimed to understand if chronic exposure to photocopier emissions is harmful to human health.

Condition or disease
Exposure to Photocopiers on a Professional Basis

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 160 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Correlation Between Pulmonary Function and Selected Serum/Sputum Biomarkers of Pulmonary Damage Among Workers in Photocopier Units
Actual Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

photocopier exposure

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess if photocopier emissions are toxic to human health [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the best biomarker for pulmonary damage in serum [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
exposure to photocopier emissions

Inclusion Criteria:

Exposure to photocopier emissions for minimum 2 years professionally

Exclusion Criteria:

Any clinical abnormality

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01267799

Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, 641 043
Avinashilingam Deemed University
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, 641043
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, 641043
Sponsors and Collaborators
Avinashilingam Deemed University
Study Director: Jeyanthi G P, Ph.D Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women

Responsible Party: E. Nithya, Research Scholar, Avinashilingam Deemed University Identifier: NCT01267799     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: photocopiers
First Posted: December 29, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 29, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017